05 December 2007 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 05 Dec 2007 [PDF]
- Coalition Forces Soldiers attacked (Tikrit)
- MND-North Soldier attacked
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Press Conference: Secretary of Defense, Dec. 5, 2007 MNF-I 05 Dec 2007 -- Robert M. Gates, Secretary of Defense, gives an Operational Update from Baghdad and answers questions from the media
- Dec. 4 airpower summary: C-130s fleet workhorse AFPN 05 Dec 2007
- Coalition Captures Weapons, Foreign Terrorist Facilitators AFPS 05 Dec 2007 -- Coalition forces detained 10 suspected terrorists during operations today to disrupt al Qaeda operations in central and northern Iraq, military officials reported.
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Gen. Conway from the Pentagon Briefing Room, Arlington, Va. 05 Dec 2007 -- Presenter: Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James Conway
- US Marines Not Deploying to Afghanistan VOA 05 Dec 2007 -- The commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps says Marines will not be deployed to Afghanistan, as he had wanted, and will continue to work in western Iraq instead
- Gates Seeks to Build on Positive Momentum in Iraq AFPS 05 Dec 2007 -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates talked with Iraqi leaders and U.S. commanders here today to explore ways to maintain momentum built in recent months and continue to build on it.
- Commanders Tell Gates Iraq Policy Working, Urge Vigilance AFPS 05 Dec 2007 -- Field commanders deployed throughout Iraq gathered here today to tell Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates firsthand that the U.S. strategy in Iraq is working and to urge vigilance in seeing it through.
- US Defense Secretary: Security in Iraq Within Reach VOA 05 Dec 2007 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has made an unannounced visit to Baghdad where he told reporters a secure and stable Iraq is within reach
- US Defense Secretary in Iraq to Discuss Security Gains VOA 05 Dec 2007 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates is in Iraq on an unannounced visit to assess the progress in security that has been achieved with a surge of U.S. forces in the country.
- US State, Defense Departments Tighten Rules for Security Contractors in Iraq VOA 05 Dec 2007 -- The U.S. Departments of State and Defense have agreed to a new system of rules designed to increase control over private security contractors working in Iraq
- Joint Memo Increases Coordination on Security Contractors in Iraq AFPS 05 Dec 2007 -- Top officials from the Defense and State departments today signed a joint memorandum that will increase coordination between American military forces, the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and private security contractors in Iraq.
- LEBANON: Human Rights Watch highlights plight of Iraqis IRIN 05 Dec 2007 -- Many Iraqi asylum-seekers in Lebanon face the choice of jail or deportation to their homeland, where their lives could be at risk, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on 4 December.
- Police Team Commander Outlines Challenges for Iraq's Interior Ministry AFPS 05 Dec 2007 -- Though the rapid growth of Iraq's Interior Ministry has posed challenges, the Iraqis are forging ahead with the process, the commander of the coalition police assistance training team in Iraq said yesterday.
- Turkish Troops Kill 14 Kurdish Rebels Near Iraq Border VOA 05 Dec 2007 -- The Turkish army says its soldiers have killed at least 14 Kurdish rebels in clashes near the border with Iraq.
- Blast Kills 15 in Baghdad During Gates Visit VOA 05 Dec 2007 -- A car bomb blast in central Baghdad has killed at least 15 people during a visit by U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates.
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