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17 June 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News

Operations
Deployments
US Policy
United Nations
Reconstruction Issues
Foreign Reactions
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Current Operations

Deployments

US Policy

  • Rice Urges Patience as Iraq Continues Progress to Democracy AFPS 17 Jun 2005 -- Amid voices on Capitol Hill calling for an exit strategy in Iraq, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice asked for patience as America helps establish democracy and unity in the Middle East.
  • Court-Martial charges preferred against Task Force Liberty Soldier MNF-I 16 Jun 2005 -- The United States Government preferred charges against Staff Sgt. Alberto B. Martinez, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 42nd Infantry Division (Mechanized) June 15, in the deaths of two Task Force Liberty Soldiers who died June 7 at Forward Operating Base Danger, near Tikrit , Iraq .

United Nations

Reconstruction Issues

  • Basrah International Airport opens to commercial flights Army News 17 Jun 2005 -- After almost 20 years of sporadic flying and finally being grounded, the first Iraqi Airways flight landed at Basrah International Airport June 4 with the help of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Gulf Region South.
  • Basrah International Airport opens to commercial flights MNF-I 16 Jun 2005 -- After almost 20 years of sporadic flying and finally being grounded, the first Iraqi Airways flight landed at Basrah International Airport June 4 with the help of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Gulf Region South.
  • Iraq: Sunni Arabs Reach Deal On Drafting Of Constitution RFE/RL 17 Jun 2005 -- A bloc of Arab Sunni parties has reached a deal with leaders of Iraq's Constitutional Committee regarding how many Sunni Arab representatives will participate in drafting the country's new constitution.

Foreign Reactions

  • US and EU Set to Open International Conference on Iraq VOA 17 Jun 2005 -- The United States and the European Union will co-host an international conference on Iraq next week (June 21-22) in Brussels. The gathering will give the Iraqi transitional government an opportunity to present its priorities and ask nations to relieve debt left over from massive borrowing during the rule of Saddam Hussein.
  • Australian hostage grateful to Soldiers for rescue Army News 17 Jun 2005 -- "I'm so glad to see you blokes!" beamed an elated Douglas Wood in his thick Australian accent when he was rescued by Soldiers in northwest Baghdad.
  • US 'lied' in denying the use of napalm in Iraq, UK admits IRNA 17 Jun 2005 -- The British government has been forced to admit that it was lied to by American officials over the use of "internationally reviled" napalm-type firebombs in Iraq.

News Reports



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