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31 August 2007 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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Current Operations

Deployments

  • Stennis Returns Home From Deployment Navy NewsStand 31 Aug 2007 -- USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) returned to its homeport of Bremerton, Aug. 31, after a successful seven and a half month deployment.

US Policy

United Nations

  • Ban Ki-moon orders probe into potentially hazardous material from Iraq found in UN building UN News Centre 31 Aug 2007 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has launched an immediate internal investigation backed by outside expertise to determine how potentially hazardous material removed by United Nations arms inspectors from Iraq in 1996 ended up in a UN office instead of a properly equipped laboratory and remained there undetected for the past 11 years.

Reconstruction Issues

  • Iraq: Can Ba'athists Be Brought Back? RFE/RL 31 Aug 2007 -- An agreement was forged this week between the Sunni Arab-led Iraqi Islamic Party and the country's Shi'ite and Kurdish leaderships calling for the revocation of the de-Ba'athification law and establishment of a higher national commission for accountability and justice which ostensibly paves the way for former Ba'athists to return to Iraq.

Foreign Reactions

  • UK denies deal to allow troop withdrawal from Basra palace IRNA 31 Aug 2007 -- British troops were reported Friday to have released more than two dozen Iraqi prisoners over the last three months in the run-up to their now imminent withdrawal from the UK base at Saddam's Hussein's former palace compound in Basra.

News Reports



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