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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)


11 September 2007 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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Current Operations

Deployments

  • 201st MI Bn. Prepares for Iraq Deployment Army News 11 Sep 2007 -- The Army's first joint debriefing and interrogation center battalion will deploy to Iraq this month after 17 months of training and preparation.
  • Kearsarge Expeditionary Strike Group Enters Persian Gulf Navy NewsStand 11 Sep 2007 -- USS Kearsarge Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) entered the Persian Gulf in September to conduct Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in regional waters and provide air support to ground forces operating in Afghanistan and Iraq.

US Policy

  • Petraeus, Crocker Wrap Up Testimony Citing Progress, Challenges in Iraq AFPS 11 Sep 2007 -- The top U.S. military commander and diplomat in Iraq entered their third round of congressional testimony this afternoon reiterating their belief that although the mission in Iraq is challenging, it's making progress the United States can't afford to let slip.
  • Iran Playing 'Destabilizing Role' in Iraq, Crocker Says AFPS 11 Sep 2007 -- U.S. officials are giving Iran's present role in Iraq "a hard look," U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan C. Crocker said during an interview on Fox News Channel last night.
  • US Lawmakers Press Petraeus, Crocker on Iraq for 2nd Day VOA 11 Sep 2007 -- The top U.S. commander in Iraq, General David Petraeus, and Ambassador Ryan Crocker faced a second day of tough questioning from lawmakers on Capitol Hill
  • Rice to Attend Iraq Neighbors Conference in Istanbul VOA 11 Sep 2007 -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will attend an international conference of Iraq's neighbors and others in Istanbul at the end of October
  • Petraeus, Crocker Reports Fuel Debate VOA 11 Sep 2007 -- The reports by the top U.S. military officer in Iraq and the U.S. ambassador provided fuel to both supporters of the current policy and its opponents
  • Iraq Report Likely to Complicate Domestic Political Debate VOA 11 Sep 2007 -- The long simmering domestic political debate over the war in Iraq is likely to become further complicated in the wake of congressional testimony this week from the Bush administration's top two officials in Iraq, Ambassador Ryan Crocker and U.S. military commander General David Petraeus
  • Surge Has Reduced Violence, Petraeus Tells Fox News AFPS 11 Sep 2007 -- The troop surge in Iraq is helping reduce violence and has put al Qaeda "off balance," but a premature withdrawal of troops could enable terrorists to regain their losses, the top military commander in Iraq said last night on Fox News Channel.
  • Petraeus, Crocker Testifying to US Lawmakers for Second Day VOA 11 Sep 2007 -- The top U.S. military commander and diplomat in Iraq are telling U.S. lawmakers again Tuesday about the progress and frustrations they have seen in Iraq.
  • Military Surge in Iraq Assessed in US Congress VOA 11 Sep 2007 -- General David Petraeus, the U.S. commander in Iraq, faced tough questions Monday while testifying before two congressional committees about what he says has been significant progress against al-Qaida and extremist groups in Iraq

United Nations

Reconstruction Issues

  • Iraq Government Says Need for US Troops Will Decrease VOA 11 Sep 2007 -- The government of Iraq says the need for U.S. combat troops in the country will decrease in the near future and it welcomed Monday's congressional testimony by the U.S. commander in Iraq and the U.S. Ambassador to Iraq

Foreign Reactions

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