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10 December 2009 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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US Policy

  • Drawdown Tracks With Iraqi Progress, General Says AFPS 10 Dec 2009 -- Three weeks before Multinational Corps Iraq cases its colors and rolls into the new U.S. Forces Iraq organization, its commander said plenty of operational activity still is under way in partnership with Iraqi security forces and on track with the U.S. drawdown timetable.
  • Terror Attacks Dominate Gates’ Meetings in Baghdad AFPS 10 Dec 2009 -- The recent spate of violence that has rocked the Iraqi capital dominated Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates’ talks here today with President Jalal Talabani and Iraq’s Presidency Council, all pledging to continue working cooperatively to combat it.
  • Time Right to Transfer Security to Iraqis, Odierno Says AFPS 10 Dec 2009 -- It is necessary and right that Iraqi soldiers and police assume security responsibilities for their people, the commander of Multinational Force Iraq said in New York City yesterday.
  • Gates Meets with Talabani in Baghdad VOA 10 Dec 2009 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates flew to Baghdad, after a 48-hour visit to Afghanistan, to press Iraqi leaders to resolve their differences over the status of the autonomous Kurdish region and the disputed city of Kirkuk. But his plan to meet with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki was thwarted by a parliamentary uproar over a series deadly bombings on Tuesday.
  • Gates to Discuss Progress, Drawdown in Baghdad AFPS 10 Dec 2009 -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates arrived here today to meet with Iraqi and U.S. military leaders about continuing progress toward building Iraqi security forces and drawing down the U.S. force presence here to 50,000 by late August.

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Reconstruction Issues

Foreign Reactions

  • Post-Iraq war decisions made in advance by US, UK inquiry says IRNA 10 Dec 2009 -- Controversial key decisions on Iraq's new administrative and military structures were made by the US in the weeks after the 2003 invasion, Britain’s former special representative in Baghdad Sir John Sawyers revealed Thursday.

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