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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)


31 March 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News

Operations
Deployments
US Policy
United Nations
Reconstruction Issues
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Current Operations

Deployments

  • Final Group of Navy Cargo Handlers Returns from Deployment Navy NewsStand 31 Mar 2005 -- The third and final wave of Navy Reserve Cargo Handlers mobilized and deployed by the Naval Expeditionary Logistics Support Force (NAVELSF) in August 2004 is scheduled to return to the AMC Terminal at Naval Station Norfolk April 2.

US Policy

  • US/INTELLIGENCE REPORT VOA 31 Mar 2005 -- The U.S. intelligence community suffered another blow Thursday as one more investigative commission offered a scathing indictment of the intelligence agencies' performance. The Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction found severe shortcomings by U.S. intelligence agencies in tracking the world's most dangerous weapons.
  • Rumsfeld Statement on Silberman-Robb Commission 31 Mar 2005 -- We appreciate the work of the Silberman-Robb Commission and thank the distinguished chairmen and members for their contributions to these important subjects.
  • U.S.: Report Cites Intelligence Failures On Iraq, Urges Reform RFE/RL 31 Mar 2005 -- A bipartisan commission recommended today that U.S. President George W. Bush institute broad changes in the way the United States gathers intelligence. Its findings point to massive failures preceding the war with Iraq, and said those problems still persist.
  • BUSH/IRAQ/WMD VOA 31 Mar 2005 -- A presidential commission says American intelligence services know little about threats from many of the world's most dangerous nations. President Bush named the commission to investigate intelligence failures involving Iraqi weapons of mass destruction.
  • Commission Recommends Intelligence Overhaul AFPS 31 Mar 2005 -- A presidential commission has recommended a fundamental overhaul of the U.S. intelligence community.
  • Commission Co-Chairmen Call for Intelligence Changes Washington File 31 Mar 2005 -- The release of the report of the Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction provides "a unique opportunity" to make effective reforms to the U.S. intelligence community, say the commission's co-chairmen, former judge Laurence H. Silberman and former Senator Charles S. Robb.
  • Commission Cites Intelligence Failures on Iraq's WMD Program Washington File 31 Mar 2005 -- A presidential commission says the United States needs an intelligence community that is integrated, imaginative, willing to run risks, and receptive to new technologies to thwart 21st-century unconventional threats.

  • Rice: Afghan, Iraqi Elections Show Trend Toward Democracy AFPS 31 Mar 2005 -- Elections in Afghanistan and Iraq are examples of a growing trend toward democracy worldwide and "examples of the universal aspiration of all people to make their voices heard and to govern themselves," Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said earlier this week.

United Nations

Reconstruction Issues

Foreign Reactions

News Reports

  • IRAQ: New social programme assists the poor and vulnerable IRIN 31 Mar 2005 -- A new programme to assist the poorest and most disadvantaged members of Iraqi society was launched recently by the Minister of Public Works and Social Affairs, Leila Abdul Lattif.
  • Iraq: Malnourishment Persists, But Statistics Need Clarification RFE/RL 31 Mar 2005 -- When Iraq was ruled by Saddam Hussein and was under United Nations sanctions, malnutrition in children was a major concern. To help offset the danger, the UN instituted the oil-for-food program to deliver supplementary food to Iraqi families under a ration system. Now, two years after the toppling of Saddam and the lifting of sanctions, one might expect the threat of malnutrition to have disappeared. But UN surveys show it still exists.
  • Iraqi Media Monitoring UNAMI 31 Mar 2005




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