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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)


21 March 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News

Operations
Deployments
US Policy
United Nations
Reconstruction Issues
Foreign Reactions
News Reports

Current Operations

Deployments

  • Navy Cargo Handlers Return From Deployment Navy NewsStand 21 Mar 2005 -- Amid cheers from their friends and families, about 200 mobilized Reservists of the Naval Expeditionary Logistics Support Force's (NAVELSF) Forward Bravo group returned home to Norfolk from Kuwait March 20 after completing a seven-month deployment.

US Policy

  • 2nd Force Reconnaissance returns home USMC News 21 Mar 2005 -- Marines from 2nd Force Reconnaissance Company and 3rd Force Reconnaissance Company returned to Camp Lejeune Mar. 6 after a seven-month deployment to Iraq.
  • 1/6 hits the ground in Baharia, prepares for busy deployment USMC News 21 Mar 2005 -- As he rests atop a dirt mound, the noonday Iraqi sun beating down on his face, Pfc. Mitchel T. Caluri wonders how the next seven months will unfold for him and his unit.
  • Tarawa Division enters Sunni Triangle USMC News 21 Mar 2005 -- Maj. Gen. Richard F. Natonski, commanding general for 1st Marine Division, will transfer responsibility of the Al Anbar province this month to Maj. Gen. Richard A. Huck, commanding general for 2nd Marine Division.
  • 2nd Marine Division assumes control of Al Anbar province USMC News 21 Mar 2005 -- The 2nd Marine Division's high operational tempo and level of training over the past few months have conditioned the unit for combat operations in its new area of responsibility -- the Al Anbar province
  • Two Years in Iraq: Meeting Needs of Changing Battle Space AFPS 21 Mar 2005 -- On the second anniversary of Operation Iraqi Freedom's "shock and awe" attacks on Baghdad, the Army's senior logistician today described the challenges and changes involved in keeping today's forces equipped and on the move, compared to past conflicts.
  • Servicemembers in Iraq Adequately Protected, General Says AFPS 21 Mar 2005 -- Every vehicle that moves into Iraq from Kuwait has the necessary armor protection, according to the Army commander in Kuwait in charge of the military's movement into and out of Iraq.

United Nations

Reconstruction Issues

  • Graduation Means All 27 Iraqi Battalions Now Operational AFPS 21 Mar 2005 -- With the graduation of nearly 1,500 soldiers at the Kirkush Military Training Base on March 20, all 27 battalions of nine brigades in the new Iraqi army are now operational.
  • IRAQ GOVERNMENT VOA 21 Mar 2005 -- In Iraq, leaders of the recently elected parliament continue to negotiate the formation of the new Iraqi government, nearly two months after the parliamentary elections that elected them.

Foreign Reactions

  • Iraq, Jordan Recall Envoys RFE/RL 21 Mar 2005 -- Iraq and Jordan have each recalled envoys amid a row over allegations that Jordan is not doing enough to block militants from entering Iraq to mount attacks.

News Reports




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