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19 October 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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  • US Auditors Say Violence in Iraq Hinders Reconstruction VOA 19 Oct 2005 -- U.S. government auditors say continuing violence in Iraq, and rising costs associated with it, continue to hamper reconstruction, as lawmakers renewed criticisms of government oversight of spending there.
  • U.S.: Security Risks Threatening Iraqi Reconstruction RFE/RL 19 Oct 2005 -- The special U.S. government inspector for Iraqi reconstruction says many rebuilding projects may have to be abandoned because of high security costs.

  • Rice Outlines Iraq Victory Strategy On Capitol Hill AFPS 19 Oct 2005 -- The coming year should witness more Iraqi security forces taking on insurgents and securing territory as a lasting democratic system is established, the senior U.S. diplomat told a Senate panel here today.
  • Rice Outlines Iraq 'Victory Strategy' VOA 19 Oct 2005 -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told Senators Wednesday the United States will deploy new civil-military reconstruction teams in Iraq as part of a strategy for victory over the insurgency there

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  • Iraq: The Al-Dujayl Massacre RFE/RL 19 Oct 2005 -- Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and seven of his associates went on trial on 19 October on charges of crimes against humanity for the regime's role in the deaths of 143 residents from the town of Al-Dujayl, and the imprisonment of 1,500 others following a botched assassination attempt against Hussein there on 8 July 1982.



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