Dec. 18, 2008

Iraqi logistics corps becoming self-sufficient

Iraqi soldiers check the placement of a Humvee tire jack during a training class taught by Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers at Camp Taji, Iraq.CAMP LIBERTY (Iraq, Dec. 17, 2008) – Iraqi security forces, aided by U.S. soldiers, have taken another step toward self-sufficiency by securing the supplies and equipment they need to sustain

Dec. 17, 2008

Officials: East Baghdad 'beyond counterinsergency'

WASHINGTON (Dec. 15, 2008) – Progress in East Baghdad is going so well that the area is “beyond counterinsurgency” and into development, U.S. officials with responsibility for the area said Monday.

Dec. 16, 2008

President signs security pact with Iraq

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2008 – With fewer than 40 days left in office, President George W. Bush signed a security pact in Baghdad yesterday, putting an end in sight for the Iraq war after nearly six years of fighting.

Dec. 15, 2008

Odierno: Troops out of Iraqi cities by summer

BALAD (Dec. 14, 2008) — U.S. combat forces are on track to be out of Iraqi cities by June 30 in accordance with the recently signed status of forces agreement between the United States and Iraq, the top U.S. general in Iraq said Saturday.

Dec. 11, 2008

Iraqi bomb experts gain independence

NINEWA, Iraq (Dec. 10, 2008) — Looking at a field full of improvised explosive devises the Soldiers have evidence of their recent successes. This bomb disposal company for the Iraqi army is well trained and able to train other divisions.

Dec. 10, 2008

General cites 'monumental' changes during time in Iraq

WASHINGTON (Dec. 8, 2008) – Citing “monumental” improvements since his soldiers arrived in Iraq last year, the outgoing commander of Multin-Ntional Division - North Monday credited his troops, Iraqi security forces and the Iraqi people with creating a historic turnaround.

Dec. 9, 2008

Iraqi pilots fly night missions

BAGHDAD — The Iraqi Air Force conducted its first rotary-wing night mission since 2003 in the skies over Baghdad, Dec. 3.

Dec. 8, 2008

New plant means fresh water for Sadr City

BAGHDAD (Dec. 5, 2008) – For about 2 million Sadr City residents, clean drinking water running through their home faucets was a luxury few had. But now the water is flowing freely thanks to a new U.S. Army Corps of Engineers water treatment plant that was three years in the making.

Dec. 5, 2008

Azerbaijani troops end five years in Iraq

CAMP RIPPER, Iraq — An end-of-mission ceremony for Azerbaijani peacekeepers was held in Camp Ripper near Al Asad, Iraq Thursday.

Dec. 5, 2008

Presidency Council ratifies U.S.-Iraq security pact

WASHINGTON (Dec. 4, 2008) – The new U.S.-Iraq security pact that was approved by Iraqi lawmakers Nov. 27 was ratified by Iraq’s Presidency Council today, senior U.S. officials said.