Archive: 2008

Sept. 17, 2008

Odierno takes command in Iraq

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates takes the Multi-National Force Iraq flag from Army Gen. Raymond Odierno during the MNF-I change of command on Camp Victory, Iraq, Sept. 16, 2008.CAMP VICTORY, Iraq (Sept. 16, 2008) — Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno assumed command of Multi-National Force - Iraq from Army Gen. David H. Petraeus during a ceremony

Sept. 14, 2008

Iraqi police now Baghdad's first line of defense

BAGHDAD — Iraqi Police are becoming the primary ISF in Baghdad by providing the first line of security for citizens here.

Sept. 11, 2008

Iraqis play key role in Baghdad security

WASHINGTON (Sept. 11, 2008) — Iraqi security forces are playing "an integral role" in helping to bring peace and security to Baghdad, a U.S. deputy brigade commander said following recent joint operations that led to several arrests and seized weapons.

Sept. 10, 2008

Iraqi improvement spurs Coalition troop reduction

WASHINGTON (Sept. 10, 2008) – As Iraq’s military continues to grow in size and capacity, U.S. and Coalition forces are steadily reducing their footprint in Iraq, a senior U.S. military official posted in Iraq said Wednesday.

Sept. 9, 2008

Bush announces Iraq troop cut

The United States will continue to reduce its troop strength in Iraq, but will increase its footprint in Afghanistan, President Bush said here Tuesday.

Sept. 7, 2008

Petraeus pays visit to troops in Anbar

CAMP GANNON, Iraq – Gen. David Petraeus, commanding general, Multi National Force-Iraq visited service members at Camp Gannon Saturday.

Sept. 4, 2008

Bermel radio sends information to villages

Located at Forward Operating Base Boris, the station provides more than 11 different types of programs that cover nearly every aspect of life for people in the local villages. Programs range from work and agriculture to health and education. There are also women-specific programs and religious-service programs.

Sept. 3, 2008

Sadr City assistance center open for business

BAGHDAD – An Iraqi Assistance Center opened Sept. 1 in Baghdad’s Sadr City district to aid citizens affected by combat.

Sept. 2, 2008

U.S. military makes Ramadan considerations for Muslim troops

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (Sept. 2, 2008) — Ramadan began Monday, and Muslims have begun to fast in observance of this Islamic holiday. Because during Ramadan Muslims are not allowed to eat or drink during daylight hours, this can be a hazardous time for deployed Muslims in the U.S military, said Army Maj. Abdul-Rasheed Muhammad, a Muslim chaplain and small-group instructor for U.S. Army Chaplain Center School at Fort Jackson, S.C.

Sept. 1, 2008

Iraqis take control of Anbar security

WASHINGTON – Iraqi civilian authorities Monday assumed responsibility for security in Iraq’s Anbar province.