NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 3, 2006

"Operation Scorpion Kicked Off This Week, And Several Factors Make It A Unique Security Sweep. The Target List For The Operation Contained 52 Names, And Was Compiled Through Iraqi Intelligence Gathering. Also, The Operation Was Planned Solely By Iraqis …" (Bill Crawford, "The Other Side
Of The Story," National Review, 4/3/06)

"Iraqis Are Increasingly Providing Information Against Terrorists." (Bill Crawford, "The Other Side Of The Story," National
Review, 4/3/06)

"In One Instance, An Iraqi Turned In A Relative, Who Was Eventually Detained On Charges Of Participating In Drive-By Attacks Against Coalition Forces." (Bill
Crawford, "The Other Side Of The Story," National Review, 4/3/06)

"100 Soldiers Of The 7th Iraqi Army Division Conducted Their First Independent Operation In Anbar Province." (Bill Crawford, "The Other Side Of The
Story," National Review, 4/3/06)

"Near The Town Of Al Imam, Tips Led To The Discovery Of Two Large Weapons Caches." (Bill Crawford,
"The Other Side Of The Story," National Review, 4/3/06)

"Iraq’s Only Formal Police Training Academy Opened In Jordan In November 2003. Today There Are 10 Police Training Academies In Operation."
(State Department Website, www.state.gov, Accessed 4/5/06)

"In Ramadi, Iraqi Forces, Operating Independently, Discovered The Largest Weapons Cache Yet To Be Found By Iraqi Forces. The Operation Was Based On Tips By Local Iraqis …" (Bill Crawford, "The Other Side Of The
Story," National Review, 4/3/06)

Japan Has Announced That It Will Keep Its Troops In Iraq. (Hiroko Tabuchi, "Japan To Hold Off Iraq Troop Withdrawal,"
The Associated Press, 4/2/06)

"Japan Has Been A Staunch Supporter Of The U.S.-Led Invasion Of Iraq And Dispatched Troops There In 2004 To Purify Water And Carry Out Other Humanitarian Tasks."(Hiroko Tabuchi,
"Japan To Hold Off Iraq Troop Withdrawal," The Associated Press, 4/2/06)

"As Host Of The Popular [Iraqi] Radio Show ‘Good Morning, Orange City,’ [Oday] Kareem Is Blazing A Trail In The … Increasingly Entrepreneurial Post-Saddam Hussein Iraq." (John Johnson Jr., "Radio Show Helps Iraqis Air Their
Grievances," Los Angeles Times, 3/31/06)

"Under The Feared Former Leader, People Could Be Beaten Within An Inch Or Two Of Their Lives For Complaining. On His Show, Kareem Encourages It." (John Johnson Jr., "Radio Show Helps
Iraqis Air Their Grievances," Los Angeles Times, 3/31/06)

"The Arab League Summit Began March 28 In Khartoum To Discuss Issues Involving Iraq’s Future." (State
Department Website, www.state.gov, Accessed 4/5/06)

"Iraq’s First ATM Is Now Available At The Baghdad Branch Of The Trade Bank Of Iraq (TBI), And Plans Are Underway To Put ATM’s Throughout The Country." (Bill
Crawford, "The Other Sides Of The Story," National Review, 4/3/06)

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