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NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 28, 2005

Lt. Col. Fred Wellman, A Spokesman For The U.S. The Iraqi Ministry Of Defense Announced “Operation
Command, “Said About 33 Iraqi Security Battalions Are Steel Curtain” Is Nearing Its Final Stage. The Operation
Now In Charge Of Their Own ‘Battle Space,’ Including Has Resulted In Over 130 Killed And Over 250 Arrested.
(Department Of Defense Website, www.defendamerica.mil, Accessed
Parts Of Baghdad. That Figure Was At 24 In Late October 11/29/05)
… [And] It Stood At Three In March.” (Robert Burns, “More Iraqi
Security Forces Playing Lead Roles In Fight Against Insurgency,” The U.S. And Iraqi Forces Launched Operation Iron Hammer
Associated Press, 11/29/05) In Western Iraq This Week To Clear The Area Of
“[A]mericans Have Pulled Out Of 30 ‘Forward Operating Terrorists. (Chris Tomlinson, “U.S., Iraqi Troops Launch Operation
Bases’ Inside Iraq, Of Which 16 Have Been Transferred Against Insurgents In Western Iraq,” The Associated Press, 11/30/05)
To Iraqi Security Forces.” (Robert Burns, “More Iraqi Security
Forces Playing Lead Roles In Fight Against Insurgency,” The Associated • The Site, 85 Miles West Of Baghdad, Is A
Press, 11/29/05) Suspected Safe Area Used To Make Car And
“Since The Jan. 30 Election, Not A Single Iraqi Unit Has Roadside Bombs. (Chris Tomlinson, “U.S., Iraqi Troops
Launch Operation Against Insurgents In Western Iraq,” The
Crumbled In Battle, According To Army Lt. Gen. David H. Associated Press, 11/30/05)
Petraeus, Who Until September Was In Charge Of Their
Training.” (Max Boot, Op-Ed,“Iraq’s A Lost Cause? Ask The Real
Experts,” Los Angeles Times, 11/23/05)

Hungary Recently Donated Over 70 Tanks And Over 30 “[T]he Brookings Institution Reports That Per Capita Income
Armored Vehicles To The New Iraqi Army. (Department Of Has Doubled Since 2003 And Is Now 30% Higher Than It Was
Defense Website, www.defendamerica.mil, Accessed 11/29/05) Before The War.” (Max Boot, Op-Ed,“Iraq’s A Lost Cause? Ask The Real
Experts,” Los Angeles Times, 11/23/05)
• This Equipment Donation Represents The
Largest To The Iraqi Army To Date. (Department Of “The Pew Research Center And The Council On Foreign
Defense Website, www.defendamerica.mil, Accessed 11/29/05) Relations Just Released A Survey Of American Elites That
Found That 64% Of Military Officers Are Confident That We Will
“The United Gulf Bank (UGB) Of Bahrain, Has Completed Succeed In Establishing A Stable Democracy In Iraq.” (Max Boot,
Investment In Iraq’s Bank Of Baghdad …” (Department Of Op-Ed,“Iraq’s A Lost Cause? Ask The Real Experts,” Los Angeles Times, 11/23/05)
Defense Website, www.defendamerica.mil, Accessed 11/29/05)
Chairman Of The Joint Chiefs, Gen. Peter Pace: “Over 30,000
• “The New Investment Increases Bank Of New Businesses Have Come On-Line In Iraq.” (Gen. Peter Pace,
Baghdad’s Capital Tenfold …” (Department Of Remarks At The National Defense University, Washington, D.C., 12/1/05)
Defense Website, www.defendamerica.mil, Accessed 11/29/05)

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