10 December 2009 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 10 Dec 2009 [PDF]
- MND-B Soldier death
- Iraqis Arrest Suspected Terrorists AFPS 10 Dec 2009 -- Iraqi security forces arrested two terrorism suspects in operations over the last two days, military officials reported.
- Dec. 9 airpower summary AFNS 10 Dec 2009 -- Coalition airpower integrated with ground forces in Iraq and the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan during operations Dec. 9 according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- Continuing partnerships: 1st Bn., 37th AR meet local Sons of Iraq Army News 10 Dec 2009 -- For units preparing to depart Iraq, passing on hard-earned partnerships is important, and it's always easier to do on a full stomach.
- 24th Finance brings cash to outlying posts Army News 10 Dec 2009 -- For Soldiers at small outposts in Iraq, buying movies, hygiene products and luxury items isn't as easy as just going to a store and swiping a credit card.
- 699th Maintenance Company returns home for Christmas Army News 10 Dec 2009
- 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.
- New Joint Coordination Center to improve ISF coordination Army News 10 Dec 2009 -- Coordination between the different Iraqi Security Forces is vital to continued stabilization and security in Kirkuk province.
- Ukraine strikes $2.4-bln arms deal with Iraq — media RIA Novosti 10 Dec 2009 -- Ukraine will deliver a variety of military equipment to Iraq under a recent deal worth an estimated $2.4 billion, a Russian newspaper reported.
- Iraqi Lawmakers Question Maliki about Security VOA 10 Dec 2009 -- Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is facing tough questions from lawmakers about security lapses in the capital, two days after an attack killed 127 people and wounded 400 in Baghdad.
- 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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