Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
23 December 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- Iraq Force Adjustments Announced 23 Dec 2005 -- The Department of Defense announced today a decision to not deploy portions of the 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, based atFort Riley, Kansas to Iraq, and to modify the deployment orders of the 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, based in Baumholder, Germany, to remain in Kuwait as a call-forward force.
- SECDEF visits Camp Fallujah, announces U.S. troop reductions MNF-I 22 Dec 2005 -- Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld met with Marines, Sailors, Soldiers and Airmen here today to remind them of the support they have back home.
- U.S. To Reduce Iraq Force By Two Brigades RFE/RL 23 Dec 2005 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says President George W. Bush has approved reducing the number of U.S. combat troops in Iraq by two brigades.
- SECDEF announces plans for troop reductions in Iraq MNF-I 23 Dec 2005 -- In a joint press conference with Iraqi Prime Minister, Minister of Defense, Minister of the Interior, US Ambassador Khalilzad, and General George Casey, Commander, Multi-National Force-Iraq, the U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld Dec. 23 announced the decision to not deploy to Iraq Soldiers assigned to the 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division as well as Soldiers assigned to the 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division.
- Casey Explains Troop Reduction Rationale AFPS 23 Dec 2005 -- Two U.S. brigades will not deploy to Iraq as originally planned, the commander of coalition forces in Iraq said here today.
- Rumsfeld Announces Reduction in Iraq Troop Level AFPS 23 Dec 2005 -- The United States will have two fewer brigades in Iraq in 2006, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said here today.
- No Plans for Long-term U.S. Bases in Iraq, Rumsfeld Says AFPS 23 Dec 2005 -- The United States has not discussed basing American troops in Iraq, and would do so only following negotiations with the new Iraqi government, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said here today.
- Rumsfeld Sees Iraqi Special Operations Training in Jordan AFPS 23 Dec 2005 -- "Bark Allah finkom," Army Lt. Gen. Martin E. Dempsey told a class of Iraqi special police during a break in training at a special operations academy near here.
- Khalilzad, Casey Release Joint Statement on Troop Reduction AFPS 23 Dec 2005 -- The U.S. ambassador to Iraq and the commander of coalition forces there issued a joint statement in the wake of today's announcement of a reduction in U.S. forces in Iraq.
- U.S. Troop Withdrawal in Iraq Linked to Increased Iraqi Capacity Washington File 23 Dec 2005 -- There now are more than 216,000 trained, equipped Iraqi troops, up from 115,000 in November 2004, the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad announced December 23.
- Rumsfeld Announces Combat Troop Reductions in Iraq VOA 23 Dec 2005 -- Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld announced Friday that U.S. troops in Iraq would decrease by some seven thousand soldiers this spring.
- Iraq Completes Debt-Swap, Receives IMF Standby Arrangement Washington File 23 Dec 2005 -- Iraq announced the successful closing of a debt exchange offer on $14 billion in outstanding commercial obligations and received a $685 million standby credit agreement from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) December 23.
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