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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)


24 May 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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Deployments
US Policy
United Nations
Reconstruction Issues
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Current Operations

Deployments

  • Kearsarge ESG Offloads 26th MEU in Kuwait Navy NewsStand 24 May 2005 -- The USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) Expeditionary Strike Group ESG) offloaded the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU)(Special Operations Capable) (SOC) at the Kuwait Naval Base May 15-17.

US Policy

  • Optimism Grows in Iraq, But More Help Needed, Official Says AFPS 24 May 2005 -- As more Iraqis express confidence in their country's government, more help is needed from the international community to keep Iraq's progress on track, the general director of Iraq's National Security Agency said here today.
  • US Terms Syrian Cooperation Minimal and Sporadic VOA 24 May 2005 -- The Bush administration Tuesday brushed aside a Syrian statement that it has severed military and intelligence cooperation with Washington because of what it says is an unfair U.S. media campaign against it. The State Department said Syrian cooperation on Iraq and other issues was minimal and sporadic.

United Nations

Reconstruction Issues

  • Iraqi Army aid missions foster goodwill in Sadr City Army News 24 May 2005 -- Iraqi Army and Task Force Baghdad units held one of their largest humanitarian missions in a neighborhood here May 19.
  • Iraq: Sectarian Violence On The Rise RFE/RL 24 May 2005 -- More than 50 people were killed on Monday as a result of bombings in Iraq targeting U.S. troops, Iraqi security forces, and Shi'ite Arab civilians. The bombings were the latest in a rising number of attacks that have led many to express fears that the country is on the verge of a sectarian war. However, analysts say it is too early to speak about a serious sectarian conflict.
  • Iraq: Sunnis, Shi'a Still Must Build Working Relationship RFE/RL 24 May 2005 -- The announcement on 21 May by more than 1,000 Iraqi Sunni political, religious, and tribal leaders of the formation of a united political bloc represents the first unified step that Sunnis have taken within the political process since the fall of Saddam Hussein regime.
  • IRAQ: Focus on reconstruction in Fallujah IRIN 24 May 2005 -- Reconstruction of Fallujah, the city which was the scene of fierce battles between US forces and insurgents between November 2004 and January 2005, has been slow according to local officials.

Foreign Reactions

News Reports



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