Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
10 September 2007 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- Most Iraqi Security Force Battalions Can Lead Operations, Petraeus Says AFPS 10 Sep 2007 -- Roughly 95 of 140 battalions that make up Iraq's army, national police and special operations forces are capable of leading operations, Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of Multinational Force Iraq told the House Armed Services and Foreign Affairs committees today.
- U.S. Ambassador Presents Iraq Progress Report to Congress AFPS 10 Sep 2007 -- A secure, stable, democratic Iraq at peace with its neighbors is attainable with "substantial U.S. resolve and commitment," U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan C. Crocker told the House Armed Services and Foreign Affairs committees today.
- Petraeus Says Troop-Reduction Plan Has Solid Military Backing AFPS 10 Sep 2007 -- Navy Adm. William J. Fallon, commander of U.S. Central Command, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff fully support Army Gen. David H. Petraeus' proposal for reducing troops in Iraq to pre-surge levels by mid-July, Petraeus told Congress today.
- Petraeus: Surge in Iraq Works; Reductions Could Begin by Summer 2008 AFPS 10 Sep 2007 -- Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of Multinational Force Iraq, told the House Armed Services and Foreign Affairs committees today that the surge in Iraq is showing progress, and that he believes troop reductions to pre-surge levels could begin by summer 2008 without jeopardizing gains made.
- Top General In Iraq Says Surge Is Working, Needs More Time RFE/RL 10 Sep 2007 -- In front of a packed hearing room on Capitol Hill, the top U.S. commander in Iraq told U.S. lawmakers that the surge in troops is beginning to have its intended effect.
- General Petraeus Says Some Troops May Leave Iraq, But Most Must Stay VOA 10 Sep 2007 -- The American commander in Iraq says the U.S. troop presence there will be reduced by about 2,000 this month, and another 3,500 by the end of the year
- US Iraq Commander: Early Withdrawal Would Help al-Qaida in Iraq VOA 10 Sep 2007 -- The U.S. commander in Iraq, General David Petraeus, has told a joint congressional hearing that he believes U.S. forces could be reduced by next year to pre-military surge levels
- Iraq: As Third-Largest Contingent, Georgia Hopes To Show Its Worth RFE/RL 10 Sep 2007 -- Georgia's decision to double its number of peacekeepers in Iraq has prompted concerns at home about deploying more forces at a time when many contingents are reducing their sizes or withdrawing from Iraq altogether.
- U.S. Congress Set To Hear Key Report On Iraq RFE/RL 10 Sep 2007 -- The U.S. ambassador to Baghdad, Ryan Crocker, and Washington's top military commander in Iraq, General David Petraeus, are due today to start two days of key testimony to the U.S. Congress about the situation in Iraq.
- Report: US to Build Base Near Iran-Iraq Border VOA 10 Sep 2007 -- A leading U.S. newspaper reports the U.S. military is preparing to build its first base for American forces in Iraq near the border with Iran.
- Iranian dy FM: Iran fully supports Iraq IRNA 10 Sep 2007 -- Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Mohammad Reza Baqeri conferred on Monday with Iraqi President Jalal Talabani on issues of mutual interests.
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