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17 December 2007 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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  • US General Hails Security Improvements in Iraq VOA 17 Dec 2007 -- A top U.S. general in Baghdad says the security situation in Iraq has improved dramatically in recent months, but that progress remains tenuous and any rapid pullout of U.S. troops would be "risky."
  • US Reacts Cautiously to Turkish Air Strikes in Iraq VOA 17 Dec 2007 -- The Bush administration is encouraging greater coordination between Turkey and Iraq, following Turkish air strikes targeting Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq
  • Commander Reflects on Successes in Baghdad AFPS 17 Dec 2007 -- In partnership with Iraqi forces and concerned local citizens, coalition forces in Baghdad have made significant progress against al Qaeda and have helped foster reconciliation, the commander of U.S. forces in the Iraqi capital said today.
  • Success in Iraq, Afghanistan Critical to Military Way Ahead, Mullen Says AFPS 17 Dec 2007 -- Three months after taking the helm of a military that has been at war for six years, Joint Chiefs Chairman Navy Adm. Michael G. Mullen said U.S. troops are performing "magnificently," but added that he is concerned about stress on ground forces.
  • Petraeus Calls British Turnover of Basra Control 'Positive Step' AFPS 17 Dec 2007 -- In a joint statement issued Dec. 16, 2007, U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, Multinational Force Iraq commander, and Patricia A. Butenis, chargé d'affaires, said "the United States and Multinational Force Iraq welcome the transfer of security responsibility in Basra Province to Iraqi responsibility as a positive step on the path to Iraq's self-reliance.

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Reconstruction Issues

  • Basra Province Returns to Iraqi Control AFPS 17 Dec 2007 -- Multinational Division Southeast relinquished control of Iraq's Basra province to the Iraqi government yesterday at Basra International Airport.

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