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30 January 2007 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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Current Operations

Deployments

US Policy

  • CENTCOM Nominee Touts Diplomacy in Iraq Approach AFPS 30 Jan 2007 -- Cooperation and assistance from U.S. allies in the Middle East are essential to promoting security and stability in Iraq, the president's nominee to lead U.S. Central Command said here today.
  • New U.S. Middle East Commander To Focus on Regional Diplomacy Washington File 30 Jan 2007 -- Admiral William Fallon, nominated to be the new U.S. commander in the Middle East, says he will focus on regional diplomacy and carrying out President Bush's new Iraq plan, which calls for an American troop surge to help Iraqi forces reduce violence-wracked Baghdad neighborhoods.
  • New US Commander Says Iraq Situation Can Be Salvaged VOA 30 Jan 2007 -- The U.S. Navy admiral nominated to take command of all U.S. forces in the Middle East, Central Asia and East Africa says the situation in Iraq can be salvaged, but it will require hard work by the military, Iraqi leaders and the country's neighbors
  • US Official Says Democratic Iraq Is Still Possible VOA 30 Jan 2007 -- The outgoing U.S. director of national intelligence, John Negroponte, believes it is still possible for a democratic Iraq to emerge from sectarian violence
  • Bush Lauds Iraqi Performance in Najaf Fight, Warns Iran AFPS 30 Jan 2007 -- Early reports that credit Iraqi troops for taking the initiative during a Jan. 28 battle with insurgents near Najaf are heartening news, President Bush said during an interview with National Public Radio here yesterday.

United Nations

Reconstruction Issues

  • IRAQ: Funds urgently needed for displaced, aid workers say IRIN 30 Jan 2007 -- A report released on Tuesday said that 1.5 million internally displaced people (IDPs) in Iraq lack basics such as drinking water, sanitation, health and education facilities, in addition to food and non-food items. Yet funding allocated for the displaced is falling.

Foreign Reactions

  • Analysis: Iran's Influence in Iraq cfr.org 30 Jan 2007 -- Four years after the ouster of Saddam Hussein, it is clear Iran's influence in southern Iraq is solid and growing

News Reports



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