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12 January 2007 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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US Policy

  • U.S. Expects Results of Policy Shift in Iraq To Emerge Quickly Washington File 12 Jan 2007 -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates says results of boosting the number of U.S. troops in Iraq by some 21,500 will be known "fairly quickly," and the effort to quell violence there has a reasonable prospect of success if the Iraqis fulfill a variety of existing commitments.
  • Bush Warning To Iran and Syria "Good Policy," Rice Says Washington File 12 Jan 2007 -- President Bush's January 10 warning to Syria and Iran not to endanger U.S. soldiers in Iraq does not indicate a change in the United States' relations with either county, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said January 12, but "just good policy."
  • Pace, Gates Discuss Retention, Iraq Challenges AFPS 12 Jan 2007 -- High military retention rates, particularly among troops who have served in Iraq, shows they recognize the importance of what they're doing and the consequences of failing, Marine Gen. Peter Pace told the Senate Armed Services Committee today.
  • Gates, Pace Support 'Surge' to Iraq, End-Strength Increases AFPS 12 Jan 2007 -- President Bush's plan to send additional forces to Iraq and to increase the military end strength sends an important message to the troops, the defense secretary and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the Senate Armed Services Committee today.
  • Rice Sees Iraq's Problem as One of Capability, Not Resolve Washington File 12 Jan 2007 -- The Iraqi government's inability to rein in sectarian violence in Baghdad, Iraq, reflects a lack of capability, not simply a lack of resolve, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said January 11, adding that she believes the augmentation of U.S. forces will help the Iraqis achieve this goal.
  • Gates: US Troop Withdrawal Could Begin This Year if Iraq War Plan Succeeds VOA 12 Jan 2007 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says American troops could begin withdrawing from Iraq later this year if the revised Iraq war plan announced by President Bush this week succeeds in reducing violence in the country.
  • Rice Heads to Middle East for Talks on Iraq, Israeli-Palestinian Issue VOA 12 Jan 2007 -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice leaves for the Middle East later Friday for follow-up discussions on President Bush's new Iraq Strategy
  • Petraeus Has Key Job As New US Iraq Commander VOA 12 Jan 2007 -- Along with his new Iraq strategy and troop increase, President Bush has named a new commander for U.S. and coalition forces in Iraq.
  • Analysis: Next Iraq Battle: Congress v. Bush cfr.org 12 Jan 2007 -- Congressional Democrats regard President Bush's moves to bolster forces in Iraq as an affront to the bipartisan Iraq Study Group's recommendations, the advice of some top generals, and their own electoral sweep last November
  • Security Plan Focuses on Broader Region, Officials Say AFPS 12 Jan 2007 -- U.S. interests in the Middle East go well beyond Iraq, and to walk away from the commitments in Iraq would be damaging to U.S. credibility, a senior defense official said yesterday, speaking on background to reporters.
  • U.S.: Rice Feels The Heat On Bush's New Iraq Policy RFE/RL 12 Jan 2007 -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice spent three hours yesterday answering tough questions from both Republican and Democratic senators today as she defended President George W. Bush's new Iraq strategy at a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
  • Rice Warns Iran After U.S. Raids Iranians In Iraq RFE/RL 12 Jan 2007 -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has warned that the United States will not "stand idly by" if Iran tries to disrupt Washington's renewed efforts to stabilize Iraq.

United Nations

Reconstruction Issues

Foreign Reactions

  • Analysis: Iraq's Unruly Neighbors cfr.org 12 Jan 2007 -- With so much riding on the Bush administration's tactical shifts in Iraq, and with so little by way of domestic political support, naturally the military and political impact of the "surge" in troop levels has captivated the media
  • Iran demands halt in US adventurist, illegal moves in Iraq IRNA 12 Jan 2007 -- Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki on Friday condemned the US raid on Iran's Consulate General in Erbil, saying such an attempt runs contrary to the Vienna Convention.
  • Iraq: Opinions Sharply Divided On Bush's Way Forward RFE/RL 12 Jan 2007 -- U.S. President George W. Bush this week unveiled a $7 billion plan to stem the spiraling violence in Iraq, but many in Iraq wonder if his plan can make any difference.

News Reports

  • Middle East Analysts Skeptical About New Iraq War Strategy VOA 12 Jan 2007 -- Middle East analysts are expressing skepticism about President Bush's new strategy to win the war in Iraq, saying his decision to send more than 20,000 additional U.S. troops may not end the violence in Baghdad and western Anbar province
  • Analysis: Next Iraq Battle: Congress v. Bush cfr.org 12 Jan 2007 -- Congressional Democrats regard President Bush's moves to bolster forces in Iraq as an affront to the bipartisan Iraq Study Group's recommendations, the advice of some top generals, and their own electoral sweep last November.



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