Archive: 2008

July 16, 2008

Reconstruction programs spur Iraqi job growth

WASHINGTON (July 16, 2008) – U.S. military-sponsored economic reconstruction programs are helping give jobs to thousands of Iraqis.

July 14, 2008

British General hails normalization in Basra

WASHINGTON (July 15, 2008) — Security progress in Basra is “overwhelming” and Iraq’s second-largest city could be “another Dubai in the coming decade,” the commander of Multi-National Division - Southeast said July 14, referring to the bustling international business hub.

July 13, 2008

Generals discuss Iraqi stability, growth

BAGHDAD (July 11, 2008) — After a month in Iraq, Maj. Gen. Michael Oates sees a country heading in the right direction.

July 10, 2008

Attacks in Iraq drop to four-year low

BAGHDAD (July 10, 2008) — Iraq experienced the lowest number of acts of violence in more than four years last week.

July 9, 2008

Czech soldiers train Afghan police

FOB SHANK, Afghanistan (July 10, 2008) — Czech soldiers mentored and trained cadets at an Afghan national police compound recently.

July 8, 2008

Maternity hospital set to open doors

BAGHDAD (July 8, 2008) — Al Karkh Maternity Hospitalrecently received two large truckloads of much needed medical equipment.

July 8, 2008

Iraqi police distribute food in Zuwarijat

FOB DELTA, Iraq – Iraqi police distributed bulk food products to citizens of the Zuwarijat district of al Kut July 3.

July 7, 2008

Vocational center means job training in Hawr Rajab

CAMP STRIKER (July 7, 2008) — The second Village of Hope training center class graduated in Hawr Rajab, Iraq, July 3.

July 7, 2008

Joint Chiefs chair gets firsthand look at Sadr City progress

Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, received a glimpse of the success that has seen attack levels in Iraq fall to their lowest in four years — a 90 percent decline in attacks during the past year alone. The progress in security has allowed coalition forces to focus more on other issues, military officials in Baghdad said.

July 7, 2008

Admiral: Success breeding success in Iraq

WASHINGTON (July 7, 2008) – Success is building on success in Iraq, a senior military official said Sunday in Baghdad.