Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
08 December 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- Pentagon Addresses Responsibility to Prevent Abuse by Other Forces VOA 08 Dec 2005 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has asked for a review of rules covering the responsibility of U.S. troops to stop abuse by other armed forces, when they see it or hear about it.
- Terrorists Won't Quit After Dec. 15 Iraq Voting, Official Says AFPS 08 Dec 2005 -- Al Qaeda's top leader in Iraq likely will try to stop Iraq's Dec. 15 election of a permanent government, and failing that, terrorists will continue their campaign of violence to try to unseat the new government, a senior U.S. military officer told reporters at a Baghdad news conference today.
- Fighting Terrorists Prevents Attacks on U.S., General Says AFPS 08 Dec 2005 -- By combating terrorists in Iraq, the U.S. military is helping to prevent another terror attack on American soil, a senior U.S. military officer told reporters at a Baghdad news conference today.
- Security Situation Dominates Iraq Discussions AFPS 08 Dec 2005 -- The security situation in Iraq continues to dominate any discussion of the road ahead in the country, coalition military officials said on background here today.
- Officials Have Great Hopes for Iraqi Elections AFPS 08 Dec 2005 -- Iraqi and coalition officials have great hopes for the success of Dec. 15 national elections, officials here said on background today.
- U.S. Officials Explain Iraq Political, Economic Transformation Washington File 08 Dec 2005 -- Three U.S. officials involved in the political and economic reconstruction of Iraq say important progress is taking place toward the goal of establishing a democratic, prosperous country.
- U.S. Says No Confirmation Contractor Killed In Iraq RFE/RL 08 Dec 2005 -- The White House said today it had no confirmation that an insurgent group in Iraq had killed a kidnapped American security consultant.
- White House Can't Confirm American Hostage in Iraq is Dead VOA 08 Dec 2005 -- The White House says it cannot confirm a statement from Iraqi kidnappers that they have killed American hostage Ronald Schulz.
- Dismayed by kidnappings in Iraq, Annan calls for release of all those abducted UN News Centre 08 Dec 2005 -- Dismayed by the recent wave of kidnappings in Iraq, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today called for the immediate, safe and unconditional release of all those abducted and strongly reiterated his appeal to all sides to respect at all times the fundamental principles of international humanitarian law.
- NATO to expand training mission in Iraq IRNA 08 Dec 2005 -- Foreign ministers of the 26-member North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) meeting in Brussels Thursday agreed to expand the alliance's training mission for Iraqi security forces.
- Turkish Leader Says Iraq A Terrorist Training Ground RFE/RL 08 Dec 2005 -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the U.S.-led intervention in Iraq has had the effect of turning Iraq into a training ground for terrorists.
- Britain Seeks Contact With Iraq Kidnappers VOA 08 Dec 2005 -- Britain wants to hear from the kidnappers of four Western hostages in Iraq after the abductors delayed a threat to kill their captives.
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