Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
10 March 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- Finance Group returns from Iraq, Kuwait Army News 10 Mar 2005 -- There were smiles and hand shaking all around as members of the Fort Belvoir community said "welcome home" to a group of returning Soldiers March 7.
- Transcript: Department of Defense Briefing on Detention Operations and Interrogation Techniques 10 Mar 2005 -- Vice Admiral Albert T. Church, III, Director, Navy Staff; Matthew Waxman, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Detainee Affairs; Colonel Pete Champagne, Army Deputy Provost Marshal; and Tom Gandy, Senior Human Intelligence Officer, Army Military Intelligence Staff
- "The Church Report": Department of Defense review of detention operations and interrogation techniques: Executive Summary 10 Mar 2005 [PDF 539 KB]
- US / DETAINEE ABUSE VOA 10 Mar 2005 -- A report issued Thursday by the U.S. Defense Department blames the abuse of prisoners in Iraq, Afghanistan and at Guantanamo Bay on low level soldiers who went beyond the rules, and inadequate enforcement of military discipline. As a result, the report says, the U.S. commander in Iraq issued a new set of interrogation rules last month, in addition to other earlier changes in detainee procedures. But human rights groups and some members of congress say the report does not go far enough.
- Church Investigation Says Policy Did Not Condone Detainee Abuse Washington File 10 Mar 2005 -- Navy Vice Admiral Albert Church briefed members of Congress and the press March 10 on the findings of his 10-month investigation into techniques used to interrogate detainees in U.S. military custody from 2002 through September 2004 as part of the War on Terrorism, saying there was "no policy that condoned or authorized abuse or torture."
- DoD, Army Make Improvements in Detainee Processes AFPS 10 Mar 2005 -- The Army and DoD have made significant improvements in doctrine and training, policy and force structure in areas that deal with processing, confining and interrogating detainees, several defense and military officials said today.
- U.S. Military Continues to Improve Detainee Handling AFPS 10 Mar 2005 -- Since allegations of detainee mistreatment have surfaced, the Defense Department and the military services have conducted 10 major reviews, assessments and investigations.
- Admiral Issues Report: 'No Policy Condoned Torture, Abuse' AFPS 10 Mar 2005 -- The latest review of detention operations has found "no policy that considered or condoned torture," said the officer appointed to lead the investigation.
- All Iraqis must join political process to build on electoral momentum - UN report UN News Centre 10 Mar 2005 -- With far too many Iraqis, especially Sunni Arabs, having failed to take part in recent elections, which marked an important step in the political transition, it is vital that all sectors in the war-torn country be brought into next stage, including writing a new constitution, according to the latest United Nations report released today.
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