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23 May 2007 - Iraq Special Weapons News

Operations
Deployments
US Policy
United Nations
Reconstruction Issues
Foreign Reactions
News Reports

Current Operations

Deployments

  • Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group Returns from Deployment Navy NewsStand 23 May 2007 -- Nearly 6,000 Sailors from Eisenhower (Ike) Carrier Strike Group's (CSG) ships and aircraft squadrons returned home May 23 after successfully completing an extended deployment of almost eight months.
  • VRC-40 Rawhides Come Home Navy NewsStand 23 May 2007 -- The "Rawhides" of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40) Detachment (Det.) 3 returned to Naval Station Norfolk on May 21 from a seven-month deployment in support of global war on terrorism.
  • "Tigertails" Return to Naval Station Norfolk Navy NewsStand 23 May 2007 -- Family members and friends filled the sky with U.S. flags and applause as four E-2C Hawkeye 2000 aircraft made a fly-by formation entrance to Chambers Field at Naval Station Norfolk May 22 carrying the "Tigertails" of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125 home from a seven-month deployment.
  • Stennis, Nimitz and Bonhomme Richard Enter the Persian Gulf Navy NewsStand 23 May 2007 -- The USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Carrier Strike Groups and USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) Expeditionary Strike Group entered the Persian Gulf May 23.

US Policy

United Nations

Reconstruction Issues

  • Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Brig. Gen. Walsh from Iraq 23 May 2007 -- Presenter: Commanding General, Gulf Region Division Army Corps of Engineers Brig. Gen. Michael Walsh and President of the Society of Iraqi Surgeons and Advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq Dr. Quraish Alkasir
  • Eighty Medical Clinics Near Opening in Iraq AFPS 23 May 2007 -- More than 80 much-needed medical clinics are opening across Iraq in the next several months, part of the almost $376 million the U.S. has spent to jump-start health care initiatives there.
  • Iraqi Government Considers Adding Security Forces AFPS 23 May 2007 -- The Iraqi government may add as many as 15,000 more troops to its current 348,000-person security force to help decrease the country's dependence on coalition forces, a top U.S. Army officer testified yesterday.
  • Iraq Weekly Status Report US Dept. of State 23 May 2007 [PDF]

Foreign Reactions

News Reports

  • IRAQ: Aid organisations reaffirm secular, humanitarian principles IRIN 23 May 2007 -- Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have reaffirmed their professional, secular and humanitarian principles after accusations they were "missionaries in disguise". The accusations were that Christian missionaries in Kurdistan have been using aid to entice young Muslims to convert to Christianity.



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