07 February 2007 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 07 Feb 2007 [PDF]
- MNF-W personnel attacked
- Helicopter down in Anbar
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- Press Briefing, Feb. 7, 2007 MNF-I 07 Feb 2007 -- BRIEFERS: MAJOR GENERAL WILLIAM CALDWELL, USA, SPOKESMAN, MULTINATIONAL FORCE-IRAQ; MAJOR GENERAL KENNETH W. HUNZEKER, COMMANDER, CIVIL POLICE ASSISTANCE TRAINING TEAM
- Feb. 7 airpower: B-1s providing close-air support AFPN 07 Feb 2007 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for Feb. 7.
- US General Says Baghdad Security Operation Underway VOA 07 Feb 2007 -- A U.S. military spokesman in Baghdad says the city's new security crackdown has started and the operation will continue to grow as more forces arrive
- US Helicopter Down in Iraq VOA 07 Feb 2007 -- Another U.S. helicopter has gone down in Iraq.
- Diyala Government, Coalition Forces Focus on Reconstruction Army News 08 Feb 2007 -- Iraq's provincial government and coalition forces are working earnestly to improve the way of life for the people of Diyala through reconstruction efforts focused on the their needs throughout the the province.
- Suspected Bombers Captured; Insurgent Attack Kills 3 Iraqi Children AFPS 07 Feb 2007 -- Coalition forces nabbed two suspected al Qaeda-affiliated bombers during a morning raid in west Taji, Iraq, today, military officials reported, while three Iraqi children were killed and a dozen other residents were wounded today as the result of a insurgent mortar attack on a village north of Baghdad.
- Debate on Iraq Strengthens U.S. Democracy, Defense Leaders Say AFPS 07 Feb 2007 -- The debate on the war in Iraq strengthens U.S. democracy, defense leaders said in congressional testimony today.
- Modern Iraqi Police Force Critical to Security, General Says AFPS 07 Feb 2007 -- Developing a modern, professional police force that enjoys the confidence of all Iraqis is critical, a senior U.S. military officer based in Baghdad said today.
- Gates: Baghdad Operation Not 'Last Chance' to Prevail Against Insurgents VOA 07 Feb 2007 -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the joint U.S.-Iraqi military operation underway in Baghdad is not the last chance to prevail against insurgents
- US Military Requests More Civilian Help in Iraq VOA 07 Feb 2007 -- A U.S. newspaper says top U.S. military commanders have told President Bush that his new Iraq strategy is likely to fail without more civilian help in rebuilding the country.
- Analysis: Battle Deferred in Congress cfr.org 07 Feb 2007 -- The Democrats' failure to push forward a nonbinding resolution that would oppose President Bush's plan to send 21,500 additional U.S. troops (WashPost) to Iraq has them accusing Republicans of trying to shelve debate on the very issue they rode to victory in last November's midterm elections
- US Senate Divided on Approach to Iraq War Debate VOA 07 Feb 2007 -- A day after Senate Republicans blocked a nonbinding resolution expressing disagreement over President Bush's decision to send more troops to Iraq, the Democratic-led Senate Tuesday remained deadlocked over the best way to move the bipartisan measure to the Senate floor for a vote
- US Officers Charged With Fraud in Iraq Reconstruction VOA 07 Feb 2007 -- Three U.S. military officers are being charged with steering lucrative Iraq reconstruction projects to a U.S. contractor in return for cash, vehicles and other kickbacks
- IRAQ: Ethnic tensions in Kirkuk take a dangerous turn IRIN 07 Feb 2007 -- Nearly 500 Arabs took to the streets on Wednesday morning in the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, some 290km north of the capital, Baghdad, denouncing a decision by a governmental committee to relocate tens of thousands of mostly Shi'ite Arabs currently living in the city.
- Iraq Weekly Status Report US Dept. of State 07 Feb 2007 [PDF]
- Blair pledges to improve inquests into UK soldiers killed in Iraq IRNA 07 Feb 2007 -- Prime Minister Tony Blair Wednesday pledged to improve inquests into the deaths of British soldiers killed in Iraq following a dispute over the showing video of US pilots opening fire on UK troops.
- Larijani unveils US role in kidnaping of Iranian diplomat in Iraq IRNA 07 Feb 2007 -- Secretary of Supreme National Security Council Ali Larijani said here Wednesday that Iran believes that the US was involved in the recent kidnapping of Iranian diplomat.
- Iraq: Diplomat's Kidnapping Heightens U.S./Iran Tensions RFE/RL 07 Feb 2007 -- On February 4, a large group of gunmen dressed as Iraqi commandos blocked a street in central Baghdad and seized Jalal Sharafi, the second secretary of the Iranian Embassy, from his car.
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