16 June 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 16 Jun 2005 [PDF]
- FIVE MARINES KILLED BY IED IN AR RAMADI
- SAILOR WITH MARINE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE KILLED
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualties
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Navy Casualty
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing 16 Jun 2005 -- Presenter: Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs and Director of Operations, J-3 Lieutenant General James T. Conway
- U.S., Iraqi Forces Capture al-Qaida Leader in Mosul Washington File 16 Jun 2005 -- Al-Qaida's top leader in the Mosul area of northern Iraq was taken without a fight by American and Iraqi military forces June 14, a senior U.S. general says.
- Citizens Providing More Help to Iraqi, Coalition Forces AFPS 16 Jun 2005 -- More and more, Iraqi citizens are helping suppress the insurgency in that country, a senior U.S. officer in Baghdad said today.
- Insurgency Unpopular; Iraqi Forces Growing More Capable AFPS 16 Jun 2005 -- The June 14 capture of Muhammad Khalaf Shakar reflects the growing intolerance of the Iraqi people for an "unpopular insurgency" and shows the increasing capability of Iraqi security forces, a U.S. military official in Iraq said today.
- Operation Moon River Dragon MNF-I 17 Jun 2005 -- Members of the Iraqi Army and Soldiers from 1-15 Infantry encircled several objectives in the village of Al Julaam as Operation Moon River Dragon commenced May 29 in hopes of apprehending the battalion's second-most- wanted suspected terrorist.
- Mosul 's most-wanted captured MNF-I 17 Jun 2005 -- Coalition and Iraqi Security Forces captured the leader of Al-Qaida in the Mosul region June 14.
- Congressman Tries to Renew Focus on US Justifications for War in Iraq VOA 16 Jun 2005 -- A Democratic member of Congress is trying to focus new attention on a document known as the Downing Street Memo, in which British officials are quoted as describing the Bush administration as having shaped intelligence findings to justify a pre-determination to go to war against Saddam Hussein.
- Lawmakers Renew Push for Iraq Withdrawal Timetable VOA 16 Jun 2005 -- A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers has embarked on a new legislative effort to force the Bush administration to set a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Iraq.
- Pentagon Concerned About Declining Support in US for Iraq Presence VOA 16 Jun 2005 -- Recent public opinion polls reveal a growing unease among Americans about the U.S. military involvement in Iraq and the president's handling of the situation.
- Americans Need to Recognize Progress in Iraq, DoD Spokesman Says AFPS 16 Jun 2005 -- Americans need to go back and evaluate the progress that has been made in Iraq, Pentagon spokesman Larry Di Rita said today
- Task Force Liberty Soldier Charged in Deaths of Unit Officers AFPS 16 Jun 2005 -- A soldier in Iraq has been charged with two counts of premeditated murder in connection with the June 7 deaths of two other soldiers in his unit, military officials in Baghdad announced today.
- DoD Issues Guidance for Medical Personnel Dealing With Detainees AFPS 16 Jun 2005 -- DoD officials this month issued new guidelines for military medical personnel dealing with detainees.
- Annan Say Volcker Investigating Latest Oil-For-Food Allegations VOA 16 Jun 2005 -- U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan has refused to comment on reports he may have influenced the awarding of lucrative Oil-For-Food contracts. .
- Annan hails Iraqi accord to make constitution-drafting process more inclusive UN News Centre 16 Jun 2005 -- United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today welcomed the Iraqi agreement to expand the Constitution Drafting Committee to be more inclusive of the Sunni Arab community, long a goal of the world body's efforts to bring stability to the country after Sunni Arabs largely absented themselves from elections in January.
- United Nations Urges Continued International Support for Iraq Washington File 16 Jun 2005 -- Iraq's political transition process has entered a decisive phase that requires the support of all Iraqis and the international community, top U.N. officials say.
- Iraq Humanitarian and Reconstruction Assistance Updates USAID 16 Jun 2005 [PDF]
- Khatami receives head of SCIRI IRNA 16 Jun 2005 -- Head of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI) Abdel Aziz Hakim met with President Khatami here on Wednesday.
- Iraq: Baghdad Working With U.S. To Bring Insurgents To The Table RFE/RL 16 Jun 2005 -- The United States and Iraqi officials have reportedly begun discussions over the drafting of an amnesty policy for insurgents wishing to lay down their arms and participate in Iraq's political process.
- IRAQ: Journalists call for greater freedom IRIN 16 Jun 2005 -- Iraqi journalists called for greater press freedom and respect for their profession at a conference held in the capital, Baghdad on 14-15 June.
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