03 October 2007 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 03 Oct 2007 [PDF]
- Press Briefing: Maj. Gen. Kevin Bergner and Brig. Gen. Michael Walsh, Oct. 3, 2007 MNF-I 03 Oct 2007 -- Maj. Gen. Kevin Bergner, Multi-National Force - Iraq spokesman, and Brig. Gen. Michael Walsh, commanding general of Gulf Region Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, provide an update on operations and reconstruction in Iraq, Oct. 3, 2007
- Oct. 2 airpower summary: Air mobility sets record AFPN 03 Oct 2007 -- The Combined Air and Space Operations Center's airpower summary provides a daily account of the integration and synchronization of coalition airpower with coalition ground forces in Iraq and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan.
- Coalition Forces Detain 14 Suspects, Kill Six Terrorists AFPS 03 Oct 2007 -- Coalition forces killed six terrorists and captured 14 in operations over the past three days in central and northern Iraq, officials reported.
- Nimitz Returns from Deployment Navy NewsStand 03 Oct 2007 -- Approximately 2,000 family members and friends showed up at Naval Air Station North Island, Calif., Sept. 30 to greet the Sailors and Marines of USS Nimitz (CVN 68) after the ship completed a six-month deployment to the Western Pacific and Persian Gulf.
- VAQ-135 Returns to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Navy NewsStand 03 Oct 2007 -- Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 135, the "Black Ravens," were welcomed home to Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island, Sept. 29 and 30, after a deployment on board USS Nimitz (CVN 68).
- San Diego-Based Ships Return Home From Deployment Navy NewsStand 03 Oct 2007 -- The four San Diego-based ships of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group (CSG) returned to San Diego Sept. 30 following a six-month Western Pacific and Middle East deployment.
- Pinckney Returns Home Navy NewsStand 03 Oct 2007 -- The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) returned home after completing a six-month deployment with Nimitz Carrier Strike Group (CSG) Sept. 30.
- President Bush Stresses Importance of Iraq War AFPS 03 Oct 2007 -- Success in Iraq and the Middle East is essential to U.S. security, American troops will stay there as long as is necessary to complete the mission, President Bush said today.
- Bush Says Leaving Iraq Would Embolden Iran VOA 03 Oct 2007 -- President Bush says pulling U.S. troops out of Iraq before the government there can take over its own security would embolden neighboring Iran
- More Evidence Shows Iran Directly Supports Iraq Insurgents AFPS 03 Oct 2007 -- Coalition forces are finding more evidence that Iran is directly supporting insurgents in Iraq, a U.S. military officer said today.
- Forces Must Develop 'Irreversible Momentum' in Iraq, General Says AFPS 03 Oct 2007 -- Coalition and Iraqi forces have "tactical momentum" in the country, but they need to develop "irreversible momentum," Army Lt. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno said today during a Pentagon interview.
- US House of Representatives Calls for Iraq Withdrawal Plan VOA 03 Oct 2007 -- The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a resolution to require President Bush to give Congress a plan to withdraw troops from Iraq
- Odierno Says Surge Working, Urges Caution in Transitioning Troops AFPS 03 Oct 2007 -- The surge of additional forces into Baghdad and other areas of Iraq is working, a top general commanding coalition forces there said yesterday.
- Iraqi Security, Economic Efforts Make Continued Progress AFPS 03 Oct 2007 -- Efforts to oust al Qaeda and other insurgents from Iraq and to revitalize the country's worn infrastructure continue to make progress, a senior U.S. military officer said in Baghdad today.
- Iraq Reconstruction Efforts Make Meaningful Progress, General Says AFPS 03 Oct 2007 -- United States-backed programs designed to jump-start Iraq's battered infrastructure are making meaningful progress, a senior U.S. Army engineer general said in Baghdad today.
- IRAQ: Difficult to access the needy in Diyala Province, say aid workers IRIN 03 Oct 2007 -- The humanitarian situation in Diyala Province, eastern-central Iraq, is deteriorating because of continuing tension between armed factions and the difficulty of accessing internally displaced persons and the needy, said local aid workers.
- Iraq Weekly Status Report US Dept. of State 03 Oct 2007 [PDF]
- Iraqi PM Says Security Firm Should Leave Iraq VOA 03 Oct 2007 -- Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki says he believes the U.S. security firm involved in the fatal shootings of Iraqis last month should be barred from the country.
- Abramowitz: Drawdown Will Force Adjustments in Iraqi Security Training cfr.org 03 Oct 2007
- Analsysis: Going Long in Iraq cfr.org 03 Oct 2007 -- Blunt pronouncements of a long-term U.S. presence in Iraq, once a highly sensitive subject, are now commonplace
- Baghdad Attack Wounds Poland's Ambassador to Iraq VOA 03 Oct 2007 -- An attack on a diplomatic convoy in Baghdad has injured Poland's ambassador to Iraq and killed three other people
- Polish Ambassador to Iraq Injured in Baghdad Bomb Blasts VOA 03 Oct 2007 -- Poland's ambassador to Iraq was wounded as explosions targeted his diplomatic convoy in Baghdad Wednesday.
- Polish diplomat wounded in Iraq RIA Novosti 03 Oct 2007 -- Poland's ambassador to Iraq, General Edward Pietrzyk, was injured in an explosion in Baghdad on Wednesday, a spokesman for the Polish Foreign Ministry said.
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