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27 June 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News

Operations
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US Policy
United Nations
Reconstruction Issues
Foreign Reactions
News Reports

Current Operations

Deployments

US Policy

  • Defense Department Report: Iraqis Will Defeat Insurgency, Rumsfeld Says Washington File 27 Jun 2005 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld stated in clear terms his belief that it is up to the Iraqi people themselves to defeat the insurgents in their country and that they are equal to the task.
  • Rumsfeld Calls Iraq Conflict "Test of Wills" VOA 27 Jun 2005 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says the conflict in Iraq is in part a "test of wills," and the top U.S. commander in the country says he would appreciate some help from senior leaders in that regard.
  • Focus in Iraq Belongs on Progress, Not Violence, Leaders Say AFPS 27 Jun 2005 -- A perceived increase in violence in Iraq does not mean insurgents are winning or that progress is slowed, top military leaders said today in a news conference at the Pentagon.
  • Momentum in Iraq Favors Democracy, Casey Says AFPS 27 Jun 2005 -- The momentum in Iraq has swung toward democracy and against terror, the top American commander in Iraq said today.
  • U.S. Acknowledges Talks With Iraqi Insurgents RFE/RL 27 Jun 2005 -- Senior U.S. leaders have confirmed that U.S. officials have met with people connected to Sunni Arab-led insurgents in Iraq for talks aimed at negotiating an end to the bloodshed in the country.
  • Iraq: U.S. Says Insurgency Could Last Several Years RFE/RL 27 Jun 2005 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld warned yesterday that it might take years to defeat the Iraqi insurgency. The warning came as at least 46 Iraqis and one U.S. soldier were reportedly killed in attacks the same day. U.S. officials also confirm that they have been involved in secret talks with some insurgent groups. But neither military operations nor talks seem to be stopping the bloodshed in the country.

United Nations

Reconstruction Issues

  • Sovereignty in Iraq One Year Old VOA 27 Jun 2005 -- Tuesday is the first anniversary of the transfer of sovereignty in Iraq, and President Bush is scheduled to mark the occasion with a nationwide televised address. The speech comes at a time when the violent Iraqi insurgency appears to be testing the resolve of Americans and Iraqis, as public opinion polls show U.S. support for the conflict is declining.
  • Iraqi Premier Raises Security Hopes RFE/RL 27 Jun 2005 -- Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Ja'fari said in London today that security in his country can be established within two years.
  • Former Iraqi Premier Urges Cooperation With Syria RFE/RL 27 Jun 2005 -- Former Iraqi interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi says his country has no quarrel with Syria and is hopeful about improving cooperation along their shared frontiers.

Foreign Reactions

News Reports

  • RFE/RL Iraq Report, Volume 8, Number 21 27 Jun 2005 -- BRUSSELS CONFERENCE: ALL SUPPORT, LITTLE ACTION / BAGHDAD CALLS ON DONOR STATES TO FOLLOW THROUGH / MINISTER HAS AMBITIOUS PLANS FOR OIL SECTOR / RFI SPEAKS TO SUNNI KIDNAPPING, TORTURE VICTIM



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