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13 July 2007 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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  • Iraq Provincial Reconstruction Teams Helping Rebuild Nation Washington File 13 Jul 2007 -- Military operations might dominate the headlines in Iraq, but a second, quiet surge of U.S.-led provincial reconstruction teams (PRTs) is helping local communities restore basic services, bridge the sectarian divide and achieve self-sufficiency.
  • Commander Says Iraq Surge Operations Have 'Significant' Impact AFPS 13 Jul 2007 -- Ongoing anti-insurgent operations conducted in and around Baghdad and to the south of Iraq's capital city are achieving continued success, a senior U.S. military officer said today during a teleconference with retired military analysts.
  • Surge Progress May Lead to Troop Reductions in Northern Iraq, General Says AFPS 13 Jul 2007 -- Now at full strength, the U.S. troop surge in Iraq is showing "definitive progress" and the number of forces serving in Iraq's Multinational Division North could be halved by summer 2009, U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon said today.
  • Army Engineers' Efforts Will Have Lasting Impact in Iraq, General Says AFPS 13 Jul 2007 -- It will take time and considerable resources to rebuild Iraq following more than 25 years of neglect under Saddam Hussein's rule, a U.S. military official told online journalists today.
  • U.S.: Bush To Press Ahead Despite Uneven Iraq Progress RFE/RL 13 Jul 2007 -- U.S. President George W. Bush, delivering a mixed White House report on progress in Iraq, has vowed to stay the course in the four-year-old war despite growing calls in Congress for U.S. troops to pull out of the conflict.
  • U.S. House votes on troop pullout from Iraq by April 1, 2008 RIA Novosti 13 Jul 2007 -- The U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday for the withdrawal of most American troops from Iraq by April 1, 2008, hours after President Bush delivered an impassioned televised plea to give his "surge" strategy a chance to work.
  • Rice Says Bush Iraq Strategy Needs More Time VOA 13 Jul 2007 -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says the Iraqi government has not made as much progress as U.S. officials would like, but has urged congressional critics to give the Bush administration's Iraq strategy more time.

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