12 May 2006 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 12 May 2006 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Lt. Gen. Fry from Iraq 12 May 2006 -- Presenter: Deputy Commander of Multinational Force Iraq and Senior British Representative in Iraq, Lt. Gen. Sir Robert Fry, The Royal Marines
- Coalition, Iraqi Forces Kill Terrorists; Weapons Discovered AFPS 12 May 2006 -- Coalition and Iraqi forces killed three insurgents in two separate incidents, and the Iraqi National Police discovered a large weapons cache in Baghdad between May 10 and yesterday.
- CENTAF releases airpower summary AFPN 12 May 2006 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials released today's airpower summary.
- Bush Assures Former Secretaries of U.S. Commitment in Iraq AFPS 12 May 2006 -- President Bush today assured former and currently serving secretaries of defense and state that the United States is committed to success in Iraq.
- Coalition's Deputy Commander in Iraq Shares Initial Impressions AFPS 12 May 2006 -- With two months of duty in Iraq under his belt, the British deputy commander of Multinational Force Iraq said today he's struck by the scope of the mission, the importance of the non-military as well as military contributions to success and the caliber of the U.S. forces deployed there.
- Bush Seeks Ex-Officials' Advice on Iraq VOA 12 May 2006 -- President Bush says he has "great hopes" that Iraq's incoming unity government will meet the aspirations of the Iraqi people, and he is optimistic that U.S. efforts in the country will be successful
- Iraq Humanitarian and Reconstruction Assistance Updates USAID 12 May 2006 [PDF]
- Shi'ite Party Quits Iraq Government Talks VOA 12 May 2006 -- An Iraqi Shi'ite political party has pulled out of talks on forming a new government and criticized other parties for the way top cabinet positions are being distributed.
- Iraqi Prime Minister-Designate Struggles to Meet Deadline to Form Cabinet VOA 12 May 2006 -- Iraq's prime minister-designate is struggling to meet a May 22 deadline to form his cabinet, the final step in establishing a national unity government for the war-torn country.
- Iraqi Army Unit in Diyala Province Taking Control AFPS 12 May 2006 -- Sending the Iraqi army forth to take care of security operations is the key to the safety of the Iraqi people and the groundwork for the establishment of a free government, many senior military officials have said.
- Iraqi Armored Brigade Ready to Assume Battle Space AFPS 12 May 2006 -- An Iraqi armored brigade is ready to take its place on the battlefield, military transition team officials said yesterday.
- Team Leader Touts Iraqi Armored Division Progress AFPS 12 May 2006 -- As the Iraqi army takes over more and more battle space, there will be less need for American combat power in the country, U.S. officials said.
- British General: Iraq Foreign Troop Reduction Soon VOA 12 May 2006 -- In spite of the further delay in forming a new Iraqi government Friday, the second-ranking officer in the U.S.-led Iraq coalition says he expects a reduction in foreign forces to begin soon.
- RFE/RL Iraq Report, Volume 9, Number 19 12 May 2006
- Analysis: Could Afghan And Iraqi Insurgencies Muster Operational Ties? RFE/RL 12 May 2006 -- Speculation of ties between insurgents in Afghanistan and Iraq has resurfaced in the face of continuing attacks on military and other targets in Afghanistan
- Iraq: New Kurdish Administration Comes Under Scrutiny RFE/RL 12 May 2006 -- The parliament of Iraq's Kurdish region unanimously approved the 42-member cabinet of the Kurdish region government on May 7, installing the first post-Saddam Hussein unified Kurdish administration
- Iraq: Oil Prospecting In Kurdish-Administered North Intensifies RFE/RL 12 May 2006 -- Oil-prospecting activities in Kurdish-administered northern Iraq are gathering pace following a Norwegian company's discovery of new oil reserves there, while other small international oil firms from Canada and Britain have also become involved
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