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NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 3, 2006

"Operation Scorpion Kicked Off This Week, And "Iraqis Are Increasingly Providing Information Against
Several Factors Make It A Unique Security Sweep. Terrorists." (Bill Crawford, "The Other Side Of The Story," National
The Target List For The Operation Contained 52 Review, 4/3/06)
Names, And Was Compiled Through Iraqi
"In One Instance, An Iraqi Turned In A Relative, Who
Intelligence Gathering. Also, The Operation Was
Was Eventually Detained On Charges Of Participating
Planned Solely By Iraqis …" (Bill Crawford, "The Other Side
Of The Story," National Review, 4/3/06) 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
"Near The Town Of Al Imam, Tips Led To The
Conducted Their First Independent Operation In
Discovery Of Two Large Weapons Caches." (Bill Crawford,
Anbar Province." (Bill Crawford, "The Other Side Of The "The Other Side Of The Story," National Review, 4/3/06)
Story," National Review, 4/3/06)
"In Ramadi, Iraqi Forces, Operating Independently,
"Iraq’s Only Formal Police Training Academy
Discovered The Largest Weapons Cache Yet To Be
Opened In Jordan In November 2003. Today There
Found By Iraqi Forces. The Operation Was Based On
Are 10 Police Training Academies In Operation."
(State Department Website, www.state.gov, Accessed 4/5/06)
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 "As Host Of The Popular [Iraqi] Radio Show ‘Good
Iraq. (Hiroko Tabuchi, "Japan To Hold Off Iraq Troop Withdrawal," Morning, Orange City,’ [Oday] Kareem Is Blazing A Trail
The Associated Press, 4/2/06) In The … Increasingly Entrepreneurial Post-Saddam
Hussein Iraq." (John Johnson Jr., "Radio Show Helps Iraqis Air Their
• "Japan Has Been A Staunch Supporter Of The Grievances," Los Angeles Times, 3/31/06)
U.S.-Led Invasion Of Iraq And Dispatched
Troops There In 2004 To Purify Water And Carry • "Under The Feared Former Leader, People Could
Out Other Humanitarian Tasks."(Hiroko Tabuchi, Be Beaten Within An Inch Or Two Of Their Lives
"Japan To Hold Off Iraq Troop Withdrawal," The For Complaining. On His Show, Kareem
Associated Press, 4/2/06) 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 "Iraq’s First ATM Is Now Available At The Baghdad
Department Website, www.state.gov, Accessed 4/5/06) 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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