Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
10 May 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 10 May 2005 [PDF]
- MARINE DIES FROM IED INJURIES
- SECOND MARINE DIES AFTER INDIRECT FIRE ATTACK
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Navy Casualty
- MARINE COMBAT OPERATIONS IN AL ANBAR PROVINCE CENTCOM 10 May 2005 -- Marines, Sailors and Soldiers from Regimental Combat Team-2, 2nd Marine Division, are continuing combat operations in northwestern Al Anbar province.
- Transcript: Defense Department Regular Briefing 10 May 2005 -- Pentagon Spokesman Lawrence DiRita and Director of Operations, J-3, Lt. Gen. James T. Conway
- Task Force Liberty Soldiers follow tip to munitions cache MNF-I/MNC-I 10 May 2005 -- A tip led Task Force Liberty Soldiers to discover a large munitions cache south of Samarra at about 1:30 p.m. May 8.
- Marine combat operations in Al Anbar province (Update) MNF-I/MNC-I 10 May 2005 -- Marines, Sailors and Soldiers from Regimental Combat Team-2, 2nd Marine Division, are continuing combat operations in northwestern Al Anbar province.
- Insurgents in Western Iraq Better Trained, More Willing to Fight VOA 10 May 2005 -- A senior U.S. general says insurgents fighting a coalition offensive in western Iraq appear to be better trained and equipped and more willing to fight, than most insurgent forces seen in the country in the past.
- Operation Matador Helping Flush Insurgents From Western Iraq AFPS 10 May 2005 -- Troops fighting in Iraq's northwestern Anbar province are facing a sizable and skilled insurgency, with some members seen fighting in military uniforms and protective vests, the Joint Staff's director of operations told Pentagon reporters here today.
- Australian-Led Command Patrols Persian Gulf Navy NewsStand 10 May 2005 -- U.S. and Australian Sailors are working side-by-side, conducting maritime security operations (MSO) in the Persian Gulf from aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54).
- USS Mustin Conducts Maritime Security Operations in Persian Gulf Navy NewsStand 10 May 2005 -- USS Mustin's (DDG 89) Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) team and supporting Sailors are conducting coalition maritime security operations (MSO) in the North Persian Gulf as part of the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Carrier Strike Group.
- U.S. Senate Votes Military Funding for Iraq and Afghanistan VOA 10 May 2005 -- The U.S. Senate Tuesday unanimously approved an 82 billion dollar spending bill for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and sent the measure to President Bush for his signature. The legislation was passed despite some lawmakers' opposition to a provision on immigration reform
- Congress, UN Clash Over Oil For Food Investigation VOA 10 May 2005 -- The United Nations and the U.S. Congress are locked in a legal battle for control of sensitive files relating to the U.N.-run Iraq Oil-For-Food program. The files were kept by an investigator who resigned last month from a U.N. panel looking into allegations of corruption in the 64-billion dollar program.
- Iraqi president calls for Iran to write off debt IRNA 10 May 2005 -- Iraqi President Jalal Talabani called here Monday on Tehran to scrap the debt owed to it by Iraq.
- Iraq: New Report Advocates Federalism As Viable Way Forward RFE/RL 10 May 2005 -- Iraq is feeling the strain from a number of competing pressures. Insurgent violence is on the rise, just as a new Iraqi cabinet has been sworn in. Dozens of Iraqi civilians and U.S. and Iraqi troops have been killed in a wave of bombings and assassinations. Stress is also building as an August deadline looms to draft a permanent Iraqi constitution. Everyone is searching for solutions for how best to manage the situation and effectively govern the country. One proposal being given serious consideration is to split Iraq into five or six federal states under a central national government.
- Iraqi Media Monitoring UNAMI 10 May 2005
- Iraq: Kurdistan Government Official Talks To RFE/RL RFE/RL 10 May 2005 -- RFE/RL Iraq analyst Kathleen Ridolfo interviewed the Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) representative to the United Kingdom, Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman, on 4 May, in response to an article on corruption in Kurdistan in "RFE/RL Iraq Report" on 2 May.
- IRAQ: Insurgents and criminals target doctors IRIN 10 May 2005 -- A new study by Iraq’s Ministry of Health (MoH) has found a high number of doctors and other medical personnel have been killed and kidnapped since the March 2003 conflict, seriously impacting on the health system, according to local officials.
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