• 110th
  • Roughly a quarter of the 110th United States Congress has military service on its resume, down from nearly 50 percent in 1991. (wikipedia.org)
  • The focus of legislation reflects his minority party appointments in Senate Resolution 6 of the 109th Congress to the Committee on Environment and Public Works, the Committee on Foreign Relations, and the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and subsequent majority party appointments in the 110th Congress to the latter two committees and the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. (wikipedia.org)
  • The bill was referred to committee and failed to become law in the 110th Congress. (wikipedia.org)
  • 2001
  • There was fragmentary intelligence gathered in late 2001 and early 2002 on the allegations of Saddam's efforts to obtain additional raw uranium from Africa, beyond the 550 metric tons already in Iraq. (globalsecurity.org)
  • The NIE states: "A foreign government service reported that as of early 2001, Niger planned to send several tons of pure "uranium" (probably yellowcake) to Iraq. (globalsecurity.org)
  • As of early 2001, Niger and Iraq reportedly were still working out the arrangements for this deal, which could be for up to 500 tons of yellowcake. (globalsecurity.org)
  • withdrawal
  • WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush is warming up his veto muscles after the Senate passed a war funding bill Thursday that sets a deadline for withdrawal of U.S. combat forces from Iraq by next April. (cnn.com)
  • The group solicits members of the U.S. military to communicate the following message to the U.S. Congress: As a patriotic American proud to serve the nation in uniform, I respectfully urge my political leaders in Congress to support the prompt withdrawal of all American military forces and bases from Iraq. (wikipedia.org)
  • Obama's campaign removed the candidate's criticism of the surge from his website however he said that his position on Iraq was unchanged, and he still supported a timetable for withdrawal from Iraq. (wikipedia.org)
  • Iraqi
  • It seeks documents and other records involving the White House Iraq Group, comprising officials who were the driving force behind President Bush's determination to remove [former Iraqi dictator] Saddam Hussein. (voanews.com)
  • The Iraq Freedom Congress (or Iraqi Freedom Congress, IFC) is a libertarian socialist, progressive, democratic, and secularist group. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Report to Congress on the Situation in Iraq (sometimes referred to as the Petraeus Report) was a two-part report released on September 10, 2007 by General of the Multinational force in Iraq David H. Petraeus and U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker on progress by the Iraqi government in the ongoing Iraq War. (wikipedia.org)
  • Zaab Sethna of the Iraqi National Congress (INC) arranges for Iraqi defector Adnan Ihsan Saeed al-Haideri to be interviewed by Judith Miller of the New York Times. (historycommons.org)
  • The same former official also said that in June 1999 a businessman approached him and insisted that the former official meet with an Iraqi delegation to discuss "expanding commercial relations" between Iraq and Niger. (globalsecurity.org)
  • Thus, the majority of today's Iraqi Turkmen are the descendants of the Ottoman soldiers, traders and civil servants who were brought into Iraq during the rule of the Ottoman Empire. (wikipedia.org)
  • Intensifies training of Iraqi security forces to enable Iraqis to take over the security responsibilities for Iraq. (wikipedia.org)
  • Democrats
  • A resolution before the Republican-controlled House International Relations Committee marks the latest attempt by Democrats to intensify debate over Iraq pre-war intelligence. (voanews.com)
  • House Democrats have tried unsuccessfully to push through a number of resolutions relating to Iraq intelligence, and the CIA leak case only to have them voted down at the committee level. (voanews.com)
  • The organization drew attention to the attacks by MoveOn.org on Gen. David Petraeus, calling the group devoted to "defeat in Iraq" after MoveOn ran an ad full of factual inaccuracies in The New York Times referring to him as "General Betray Us", which was widely criticized by the media and both Republicans and Democrats. (wikipedia.org)
  • They spend half their time praising the federal government for its miracles in Iraq (and, if they get their way, in Iran) and the other half of their time ridiculing the Democrats for thinking that the same federal government can provide medical insurance for everyone. (baltimorechronicle.com)
  • troop
  • Candidates strongly favored the Iraq War troop surge of 2007, and disparaged opponents as defeatists who are inexperienced or unrealistic. (wikipedia.org)
  • Ron DeSantis of Florida was a judge advocate officer in the Navy who deployed to Iraq as a legal adviser during the 2007 troop surge. (thehawkeye.com)
  • As such, he recommended a gradual drawdown of U.S. forces in Iraq, with a goal of reaching pre-surge troop levels by July 2008. (wikipedia.org)
  • The plan would have stopped the 2007 U.S. Troop Surge of 21,500 in Iraq, and would also have begun a phased redeployment of troops from Iraq with the goal of removing all combat forces by March 31, 2008. (wikipedia.org)
  • officials
  • Because this report, in our view, did not resolve whether Iraq was or was not seeking uranium from abroad, it was given a normal and wide distribution, but we did not brief it to the President, Vice-President or other senior Administration officials. (globalsecurity.org)
  • In September and October 2002 before Senate Committees, senior intelligence officials in response to questions told members of Congress that we differed with the British dossier on the reliability of the uranium reporting. (globalsecurity.org)
  • legislation
  • White House spokesman Scott McClellan faced a stream of questions from reporters about reported administration opposition, led by Vice President Dick Cheney, to proposed anti-torture legislation in Congress. (voanews.com)
  • Though Crocker acknowledged slow political progress in many areas, and a lack of progress on many important pieces of legislation, he argued that, "a secure, stable democratic Iraq at peace with its neighbors is attainable. (wikipedia.org)
  • The legislation proposed by Obama is similar to the plan called for in the Iraq Study Group report issued in December 2006. (wikipedia.org)
  • uranium
  • According to Perle, Hamza said that after the Israeli strikes against Iraq's Osirak reactor in 1981 (see June 7, 1981 ), Iraq built some 400 uranium enrichment facilities all over the country in order to protect its nuclear program from future attacks. (historycommons.org)
  • These paragraphs also cited reports that Iraq began "vigorously trying to procure" more uranium from Niger and two other African countries, which would shorten the time Baghdad needed to produce nuclear weapons. (globalsecurity.org)
  • With regard to reports that Iraq had sought uranium from two other countries, the Estimate says: "We cannot confirm whether Iraq succeeded in acquiring uranium ore and/or yellowcake from these sources. (globalsecurity.org)
  • Nuclear Weapons
  • Ratcheting up the anti-Iraq rhetoric in the press, neoconservative Reuel Marc Gerecht writes in the Weekly Standard that the US is a "cowering superpower" for not directly challenging Iraq, and demands that President Bush explain "how we will live with Saddam [Hussein] and his nuclear weapons. (historycommons.org)
  • There is a lengthy section in which most agencies of the Intelligence Community judged that Iraq was reconstituting its nuclear weapons program. (globalsecurity.org)
  • An unclassified CIA White Paper in October made no mention of the issue, again because it was not fundamental to the judgment that Iraq was reconstituting its nuclear weapons program, and because we had questions about some of the reporting. (globalsecurity.org)
  • Kuwait
  • Later in the year the Reagan Administration secretly began to allow Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Egypt to transfer to Iraq U.S. howitzers, helicopters, bombs and other weapons. (thirdworldtraveler.com)
  • Congress voted to make Iraq leave Kuwait on this day as well. (history.com)
  • ESS, through its office in Kuwait, bid for, was awarded, and built and operated ten dining facilities in Kuwait and later thirteen facilities throughout Iraq, and routinely served meals to 50,000 U.S. and other Coalition service members each day. (wikipedia.org)
  • Attacks
  • According to the Washington Post, the CIA began in 1984 secretly to give Iraq intelligence that Iraq uses to 'calibrate' its mustard gas attacks on Iranian troops. (thirdworldtraveler.com)
  • However, the onset of events in Iraq gave new life to the ASV program as HMMWVs proved vulnerable to attacks and a large source of casualties. (wikipedia.org)
  • Iran
  • The SD announced on 6 March that, based on 'available evidence,' it 'concluded' that Iraq used 'lethal chemical weapons' (specifically mustard gas) in fresh fighting with Iran. (thirdworldtraveler.com)
  • And it looks as if the White House is preparing options to mitigate a failure in Iraq and contain Iran. (nypost.com)
  • Army
  • WASHINGTON - As Tammy Duckworth sees it, her path to Congress began when she awoke in the fall of 2004 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. (thehawkeye.com)
  • After Gen. Eric Shinseki was sidelined for insisting on a professional approach to Iraq, Army generals did plenty of fine tactical and operational work - but they never produced a strategic vision for the greater Middle East. (nypost.com)
  • Separately, it was also the subject of a public hearing in 2007 by the United States House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform for its role in security contract arrangements for its staff and equipment while providing dining services to the US Army in Iraq as a subcontractor to Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR). (wikipedia.org)
  • political
  • Obama released a statement saying, "Our troops have performed brilliantly in Iraq, but no amount of American soldiers can solve the political differences at the heart of somebody else's civil war," Obama said, alluding to Michael Scott Doran's essay "Somebody Else's Civil War" published in the Foreign Affairs journal in 2002. (wikipedia.org)
  • forces
  • Initiates a phased redeployment beginning on May 1, 2007 with a goal of total redeployment of combat forces on March 31, 2008, consistent with the bipartisan Iraq Study Group's Report. (wikipedia.org)
  • Report
  • As debate continues over Iraq intelligence, there have been arguments over another issue, the Washington Post report last week about alleged secret prisons run by the CIA, and overall U.S. policy regarding treatment of terrorist suspects. (voanews.com)
  • The U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) asserted in a report that Iraq has been 'actively acquiring' Chemical Weapons [CW] capacities since the mid-1970s. (thirdworldtraveler.com)
  • A SD report concluded that Iraq continued to support groups on the SD's terrorist list. (thirdworldtraveler.com)
  • A 2006 report by the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR) notes that out of the 370,000 weapons turned over to the US since the fall of Saddam's regime, only 12,000 serial numbers have been recorded. (wikipedia.org)
  • Members
  • The White House Iraq Group is now the subject of a resolution of inquiry that more and more members of the House [of Representatives] are signing on to, to get the documents to determine exactly how did we get to where we are today? (voanews.com)
  • In the fall of 2002, my Deputy and I briefed hundreds of members of Congress on Iraq. (globalsecurity.org)
  • military
  • We are not going to be in a world where a significant plurality of people spent some time in the military, so to have 16 men and women who fought in this current Congress is incredibly significant. (thehawkeye.com)
  • We must give the plan for winning the military component of the war in Iraq a real chance to succeed,' said McConnell, R-Kentucky. (cnn.com)
  • The removal made Iraq eligible for U.S. dual-use and military technology. (thirdworldtraveler.com)
  • Reagan's Secretary of State, George Shultz, said that reports of Iraq using CWs on Iranian military personnel 'drifted in' at the year's end. (thirdworldtraveler.com)
  • Appeal For Redress is a group of United States military personnel opposed to the Iraq War. (wikipedia.org)
  • reports
  • Despite intelligence reports that Iraq still sponsored groups on the SD's terrorist list, and 'apparently without consulting Congress', the Reagan Administration removed Iraq from the State terrorism sponsorship list in 1982. (thirdworldtraveler.com)
  • group
  • The group insisted that by fighting Al Qaeda in Iraq, the United States is made more secure. (wikipedia.org)
  • The fact-checking group wrote: "For all the gifts Mandel has, from his compelling personal narrative as an Iraq war veteran to a well-oiled fundraising machine, whoppers are fast becoming a calling card of his candidacy. (wikipedia.org)
  • He served as the co-chairman of the Iraq Study Group, which Congress formed to study Iraq and the Iraq War. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 2004, he volunteered for active duty in the Iraq War, spending seven months as a civil affairs officer with the 4th Civil Affairs Group of the 1st Marine Division. (wikipedia.org)
  • American
  • While the organization typically avoids discussing the justifications leading up to the war, it pointed to what it viewed as American successes in Iraq. (wikipedia.org)
  • Security
  • The Congress has been active in protests, most recently regarding post-occupation security and checkpoint policy. (wikipedia.org)
  • Later, and despite some objections from the National Security Council (NSC), the Secretaries of Commerce and State (George Baldridge and George Shultz) lobbied the NSC advisor into agreeing to the sale to Iraq of 10 Bell helicopters, officially for crop spraying. (thirdworldtraveler.com)
  • While in Iraq, Lalor's unit participated in security and humanitarian operations in the city of Nasiriyah, located along the Euphrates River in southern Iraq. (wikipedia.org)
  • intelligence
  • In August, the CIA establishes a direct Washington-Baghdad intelligence link, and for 18 months, starting in early 1985, the CIA provided Iraq with 'data from sensitive U.S. satellite reconnaissance photography. (thirdworldtraveler.com)
  • made
  • In my opinion, Iraq is not yet lost,' Lieberman said, countering a remark to the contrary Reid made last week. (cnn.com)
  • policy
  • What Lindsay, who enthusiastically supported the Iraq war, doesn't say-or isn't quoted as saying-is that he hates Paul's old right and quintessentially libertarian opposition to our foreign policy of global interventionism. (whatswrongwiththeworld.net)
  • government
  • Then why do conservatives think the government can do something more complex, such as turning Iraq into a modern, enlightened polity? (baltimorechronicle.com)
  • We can turn that question around: if conservatives insist that the government can build a nation in Iraq, who will believe them when they say the government can't run the health-care system? (baltimorechronicle.com)
  • Puts conditions on economic assistance to the Government of Iraq based on progress towards benchmarks. (wikipedia.org)
  • State
  • Following the 1967 Arab-Israeli War Iraq severed diplomatic relations with the U.S. In late 1979 the State Department (SD) put Iraq on its list of States sponsoring groups categorized by the SD as 'terrorist. (thirdworldtraveler.com)
  • Post
  • The Congress was formed in March 2005 by labor groups, women's groups, students, and neighborhood groups concerned about sectarian violence, Ba'athism, Islamism, and nationalism, as well as the post-war occupation. (wikipedia.org)
  • Hackett decided to run for Congress because "with all that this country has given me, I felt it wasn't right for me to be enjoying life in Indian Hill when Marines were fighting and dying in Iraq," he told The Cincinnati Post. (wikipedia.org)
  • return
  • After the bill's passage, Shultz wrote to the bill's sponsor, Rep. Howard Berman, cited the U.S.' 'diplomatic dialogue on this and other sensitive issues, ' claimed that 'Iraq has effectively distanced itself from international terrorism,' and stated that if the U.S. found that Iraq supports groups practicing terrorism 'we would promptly return Iraq to the list. (thirdworldtraveler.com)
  • groups
  • He added that "we have also disrupted Shia militia extremists, capturing the head and numerous other leaders of the Iranian-supported Special Groups, along with a senior Lebanese Hezbollah operative supporting Iran's activities in Iraq. (wikipedia.org)