23 June 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 23 Jun 2005 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Transcript: RECONSTRUCTION EFFORTS IN IRAQ MNF-I 23 Jun 2005
- Operation Spear complete MNF-I 23 Jun 2005 -- Iraqi Security Forces and Marines and Sailors with Regimental Combat Team 2 completed Operation Spear (Romhe) June 22, concluding a five-day operation on objectives in and around the city of Karabilah , near the Syrian border.
- Zarqawi terror group hideout destroyed MNF-I 23 Jun 2005 -- Multi-National Forces raided and destroyed a hideout used by terrorists associated with Abu Musab al-Zarqawi June 23.
- Many Casualties Reported In Baghdad Bombings RFE/RL 23 Jun 2005 -- Three car bomb explosions rocked central Baghdad early today, killing at least 15 people and wounding 28 more.
- U.S. Spy Plane Crashed At U.A.E. Air Base RFE/RL 23 Jun 2005 -- The state news agency of the United Arab Emirates, WAM, reports that the U.S. Air Force U-2 spy plane that was reported down somewhere in southwest Asia earlier today crashed during landing at an air base in the U.A.E.
- Transcript: Secretary Rumsfeld Media Availability after the House Armed Services Committee Testimony 23 Jun 2005 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld
- Transcript: Secretary Rumsfeld Media Availability after the Senate Armed Services Committee Testimony 23 Jun 2005 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld
- Leaders Say Timetable for Troops to Return Home Would Be Mistake AFPS 23 Jun 2005 -- Setting a timetable for U.S. troop withdrawal in Iraq would be a mistake, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld told the Senate Armed Services Committee here today.
- US Lawmakers Voice Concerns over Iraq to Defense Secretary VOA 23 Jun 2005 -- U.S. lawmakers Thursday expressed their concerns about the situation in Iraq to Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld during a full day of hearings before the Senate and House Armed Services Committees. Their comments reflect declining support among the American people about the U.S. role in Iraq.
- US General: Iraqi Insurgency Maintaining Strength VOA 23 Jun 2005 -- The commander of U.S. military forces in the Gulf region says the overall strength of Iraq's insurgency is unchanged from six months ago.
- Rumsfeld Says Success In Iraq Requires Patience, Progress Washington File 23 Jun 2005 -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld told congressional committees June 23 that it would be a mistake to set deadlines for changes in U.S. force levels in Iraq.
- Political Process in Iraq Will Stay on Schedule, Rumsfeld Says AFPS 23 Jun 2005 -- America is not losing the war in Iraq, and despite the insurgency's efforts at disruption, the political process will continue on schedule through elections planned there for December, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said in radio interviews June 21.
- Bush to Discuss Security in Iraq with Prime Minister Jaafari VOA 23 Jun 2005 -- President Bush meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim Jaafari at the White House Friday.
- Coordinated international effort needed to clear Iraq of landmines - UN UN News Centre 23 Jun 2005 -- The international community must pool its resources to help rid over 300 communities in southern Iraq of landmines and explosive ordnance that threaten their lives and livelihoods, a senior United Nations mine clearance official stressed today.
- Iraq Humanitarian and Reconstruction Assistance Updates USAID 23 Jun 2005 [PDF]
- Iraqi Prime Minister Condemns Insurgents as Enemies of Civilization VOA 23 Jun 2005 -- Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari says terrorists are striving to eliminate democracy and freedom in his country and the nation's borders must be sealed to prevent insurgents from killing innocent civilians.
- Kharrazi : US turns to multilateralism to save face in Iraq IRNA 23 Jun 2005 -- Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi said the United States wants the international community now to save it from its entanglement in Iraq.
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