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16 February 2007 - Iraq Special Weapons News

Operations
Deployments
US Policy
United Nations
Reconstruction Issues
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Current Operations

Deployments

  • DoD Announces Force Adjustment 16 Feb 2007 -- The Department of Defense announced today the accelerated deployment of the 3rd Infantry Division headquarters, based in Fort Stewart, Ga. to Iraq

US Policy

  • US House Approves Resolution Against Bush's Iraq Troop Buildup VOA 16 Feb 2007 -- The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a resolution disapproving of President Bush's buildup of U.S. forces in Iraq.
  • House Adopts Resolution Disapproving New Iraq Policy Washington File 16 Feb 2007 -- The U.S. House of Representatives adopted a nonbinding resolution February 16 reiterating congressional support for U.S. forces serving in Iraq, but disapproving President Bush's plan to deploy an additional 21,500 troops there.
  • Baghdad Security Plan Can Work, Commander Says AFPS 16 Feb 2007 -- The new security plan being implemented in Baghdad will be successful if the United States remains dedicated to the mission and Iraqis commit to resolving their differences, the U.S. commander in charge of forces in the city said today.

United Nations

Reconstruction Issues

  • Number of Internally Displaced in Iraq Increasing Rapidly VOA 16 Feb 2007 -- The Geneva-based International Organization for Migration reports that over the past three weeks alone almost 18,000 people have been displaced in Iraq, and it expects the number to grow much higher as the year goes on
  • Violence Forces Many Iraqis to Safer Havens in Iraq VOA 16 Feb 2007 -- Hundreds-of-thousands of Iraqis have fled sectarian violence near their homes since Saddam Hussein was ousted, and the U.N. says up to 1 million more could flee their homes this year

Foreign Reactions

News Reports



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