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11 January 2007 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- DoD Announces Force Adjustments 11 Jan 2007 -- As a result of the President's Iraq strategy review, the Department of Defense announced today an increase of 20,000 U.S. military forces for Operation Iraqi Freedom.
- Surge' Extends Minnesota Guard Unit's Iraq Tour AFPS 11 Jan 2007 -- At least 4,000 National Guard citizen-soldiers may spend an extra four months in Iraq as part of the president's troop increase announced yesterday.
- Transcript: Press Conference with Secretary Robert Gates, Secretary Condoleezza Rice, and General Peter Pace at the White House Conference Center Briefing Room, Washington D.C. 11 Jan 2007 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and Chairmain, Joint Chiefs of Staff Peter Pace
- House Lawmakers React to Bush Iraq Plan VOA 11 Jan 2007 -- As Bush administration and U.S. military officials faced skeptical lawmakers on Capitol Hill, some of the strongest criticisms of the president's military surge in Iraq came from some new members of Congress.
- Gates Supports President's New Iraq Strategy on Capitol Hill AFPS 11 Jan 2007 -- President Bush's plan for the way ahead in Iraq recognizes the importance of victory and encompasses all the elements of national power required to achieve it, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told the House Armed Services Committee today.
- Gates Says No 'D-Day' for Troop Surge Into Iraq AFPS 11 Jan 2007 -- The additional 21,000 troops moving into Iraq will be phased in over the next several months, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said today.
- Pace Describes Military Portion of Bush Strategy AFPS 11 Jan 2007 -- Marine Gen. Peter Pace, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the House Armed Services Committee today he believes President Bush's new Iraq strategy will succeed.
- U.S. Officials Restate Bush's New Iraq Strategy RFE/RL 11 Jan 2007 -- The morning after President George W. Bush announced plans to increase U.S. troop strength in Iraq, his secretaries of state and defense reinforced his determination to keep the country from collapsing under insurgent and sectarian violence.
- Rice Appoints Assistance Coordinator as Part of U.S. Iraq Plan Washington File 11 Jan 2007 -- The Bush administration's military strategy in Iraq will be "fully supported and integrated" with civilian and diplomatic efforts, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said, and she appointed retired Ambassador Timothy Carney to oversee U.S. reconstruction and development projects in the country.
- Rice Pledges More Civilian Advisers To Assist Iraq Washington File 11 Jan 2007 -- President Bush's new strategy for Iraq is much broader than the central proposal of increasing the U.S. military presence in Baghdad, Iraq, in an attempt to restore order to the Iraqi capital, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told a Senate committee January 11.
- Members of Congress Differ on New U.S. Troop Commitment to Iraq Washington File 11 Jan 2007 -- Reactions from members of Congress to President Bush's new strategy for the war in Iraq, including the commitment of 21,500 additional troops, ranged from frustrated rejection to enthusiastic acceptance.
- U.S. Officials Say Troop Boost Relies on Iraq Doing Its Part Washington File 11 Jan 2007 -- The plan to augment the U.S. military presence in Iraq's capital, Baghdad, and Anbar province will take place in phases and could be reconsidered if the Iraqi government does not keep its promised security commitments, top military leaders told Congress.
- Bush Seeks Public Support for Iraq Plan VOA 11 Jan 2007 -- President Bush has launched a campaign to win public support for his revised Iraq strategy
- Angry US Lawmakers Criticize Bush War Plan VOA 11 Jan 2007 -- A day after President Bush announced a revised strategy for the Iraq war, a plan that includes an additional 21,000 troops for the country, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice came under hostile questioning from skeptical lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle
- US Will Press Iraq to Perform in New Offensive VOA 11 Jan 2007 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says Iraq will have to demonstrate its ability to deliver more troops to Baghdad and limit the political influence of militia factions before most of the additional U.S. troops will be deployed to the country
- Rice Opposes Outreach to Iran, Syria Over Iraq VOA 11 Jan 2007 -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice Thursday resisted calls for U.S. outreach to Iran and Syria over what the Bush administration sees as efforts by those countries to destabilize Iraq
- Iran Pivotal Factor in Proposed New US Approach in Iraq VOA 11 Jan 2007 -- In his address Wednesday night, President Bush said he wants to boost U.S. troop strength in Iraq to quell sectarian violence
- Bush Announces Revised Strategy for Iraq VOA 11 Jan 2007 -- President Bush says mistakes have been made in Iraq, and more U.S. troops and economic aid are necessary
- Congressional Democrats Reject Expansion of Forces VOA 11 Jan 2007 -- Democratic majority leaders in Congress are rejecting President Bush's planned increase of U.S. forces in Iraq, saying it is time to begin bringing American troops home.
- Bush Admits Mistakes, Proposes Iraq Troop Increase RFE/RL 11 Jan 2007 -- U.S. President George W. Bush said he intends to end the bloody civil strife in Iraq by sending 21,500 more troops to the country.
- Iraq: Allies Rally Around Bush Plan, But Doubts Remain RFE/RL 11 Jan 2007 -- Some of the United States's closest allies have welcomed U.S. President George W. Bush's new plans for Iraq, which include sending an extra 21,500 troops to help quell the violence there.
- Bush: 'Now Is the Time to Act' VOA 11 Jan 2007 -- President Bush has announced he will send about 20,000 additional troops to Iraq to help break the cycle of violence in that country
- Democrats Assail President's Iraq Plan, Republicans Supportive but Cautious VOA 11 Jan 2007 -- President Bush's plan to send more than 20,000 additional troops to Iraq in a temporary surge to help the Iraqi government fight insurgents has been met with sharp criticism from majority Democrats
- Sharp Disagreements Voiced on Bush's Iraq Troop Increase Plan VOA 11 Jan 2007 -- President Bush's decision to add more than 20,000 troops to the U.S. force in Iraq was controversial before it was even official
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