22 August 2007 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 22 Aug 2007 [PDF]
- Helicopter downed, results in 14 non-battle deaths
- Aug. 21 airpower summary: Lancers show force AFPN 22 Aug 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan during operations Aug. 21, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- Iraqis Destroy Terrorist Safe House AFPS 22 Aug 2007 -- Iraqi army scouts accompanied by U.S. special operations forces destroyed a suspected weapons cache and insurgent safe house yesterday in a helicopter assault. Other operations across Iraq have led to the capture of enemy fighters and weapons caches.
- Reconnaissance aircraft beat heat AFPN 22 Aug 2007 -- Global Hawk and U-2 aircraft provide critical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and in order to be efficient and effective the technological sensors on these aircraft cannot be subjected to heat for extended periods of time.
- President Bush Attends Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention, Discusses War on Terror The White House 22 Aug 2007
- Bush Says Prevailing in Iraq Essential AFPS 22 Aug 2007 -- President Bush voiced his support for Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki during an address today at the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention in Kansas City, Mo. He also pointed out that a free Iraq would provide hope throughout the Middle East.
- Bush Backs Iraqi Leader in Speech to US Veterans VOA 22 Aug 2007 -- U.S. President George Bush says he supports Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
- U.S.: Bush Praises Al-Maliki, Says Withdrawl Would Be Another Vietnam RFE/RL 22 Aug 2007 -- U.S. President George W. Bush today tried to erase doubts about his confidence in embattled Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and warned that an early U.S. withdrawal would cause the kind of regional chaos not seen since the end of the Vietnam war.
- Commander Sees More Stability, Local Governmental Growth in Iraq AFPS 22 Aug 2007 -- As 3rd Infantry Division soldiers run terrorists from their safe havens south and east of Baghdad during Operation Marne Husky, they also are helping local Iraqi citizens stand up for themselves, a U.S. commander said today.
- U.S. Signals Increasing Frustration With Iraqi Premier RFE/RL 22 Aug 2007 -- U.S. President George W. Bush, speaking at a news conference in Canada on August 21, avoided his customary praise for al-Maliki, instead underlining his concerns about the Iraqi government:
- Bush to Urge Patience in Iraq War VOA 22 Aug 2007 -- President Bush will urge the American people to be patient in a speech Wednesday defending the war in Iraq.
- Local Government Shows Progress in Iraq's Anbar Province AFPS 22 Aug 2007 -- Local governance is making progress in Iraq's Anbar province, and Iraqis are joining the security forces in record numbers, a top Marine operating in the province said today.
- Iraq Makes Electricity Gains Despite Challenges, Officials Say AFPS 22 Aug 2007 -- Efforts to resuscitate Iraq's electrical power grid are making progress despite challenges posed by insurgent-generated attacks on power lines and fuel pipelines, U.S. and Iraqi officials said at a Baghdad news conference today.
- IRAQ: Aid work becoming more risky in Baghdad IRIN 22 Aug 2007 -- Aid workers are struggling to find safer ways to deliver aid to displaced and vulnerable families in Baghdad
- Iraq: Sunni Leader Says Prime Minister 'Finished' RFE/RL 22 Aug 2007 -- The pressure on the government of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, both domestic and from the United States, continues to grow as the paralysis that resulted from the Sunni-led Iraqi Accordance Front's withdrawal from the government continues.
- Suicide Truck Bomb Kills at Least 20 in Northern Iraq VOA 22 Aug 2007 -- Iraqi police say a suicide truck bomb attack has killed at least 20 people in northern Iraq.
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