Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
19 July 2007 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- Iraq's Political Healing Requires Time, Effort, U.S. Envoy Says Washington File 19 Jul 2007 -- Political reconciliation in Iraq will take time and sustained U.S. support as Iraqi society sweeps away a 35-year legacy of tyranny, Ambassador Ryan Crocker told senators July 19.
- Al Qaeda Has No Sanctuary in Iraq, General Says AFPS 19 Jul 2007 -- Al Qaeda no longer has sanctuary in any major region of Iraq, only a month after the surge of operations began there, a top commander in the region said today.
- Al Qaeda Key Disrupter in Iraq, Ambassador Says AFPS 19 Jul 2007 -- Al Qaeda bombings and other acts of violence conducted across Iraq are designed to incite sectarian strife and create enough chaos and instability to bring down the country's central government, the U.S. ambassador to Iraq told a panel of U.S. legislators here today.
- US Ambassador to Iraq Faces Tough Questions in Congress VOA 19 Jul 2007 -- U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker Thursday offered a mixed picture of the political progress being made by Iraqi leaders in a briefing to U.S. lawmakers by video link from Baghdad
- US General Cites Progress in Iraq, Warns Against Quick Change VOA 19 Jul 2007 -- The second ranking U.S. commander in Iraq says the coalition offensive that began a month ago is making "significant progress" toward establishing security, but he said he will not be able to assess whether that progress will be long-term until later in the year
- US Military Court Convicts Marine in Iraqi Civilian Death VOA 19 Jul 2007 -- A U.S. court has convicted a Marine of kidnapping and conspiracy in connection with the murder of an Iraqi man last year.
- Iraq: Refugee Crisis Could Become Regional Security Threat RFE/RL 19 Jul 2007 -- In a mid-year report issued on July 17, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) warned that the rate at which Iraqis are being driven from their homes since the bombing of the Al-Askari Mosque in February 2006 has not subsided.
- Iraq: Intelligence Chief Says More Cooperation Needed To Stop Attacks RFE/RL 19 Jul 2007 -- The director of Iraq's National Intelligence Service, Major General Muhammad al-Shahwani, says that the failures of other government agencies to respond to intelligence reports of threats are responsible for some of the success of groups carrying out bombing attacks.
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