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Friday  January 16, 2004

Japanese soldiers mobilize for mission in Iraq despite debate over military's role - 1/16/04 11:09 PM
ASAHIKAWA, Japan (AP) -- For decades, Japanese soldiers in Asahikawa trained for a Soviet invasion that never came.
Lebanese authorities confiscate Iraqi currency aboard private jetliner - 1/16/04 10:25 PM
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) -- Lebanese authorities have confiscated billions of new Iraqi dinars from aboard a private plane that came from Baghdad.
Shiite cleric's aide brands Iraq power transfer a Bush election stunt; bomb kills boy - 1/16/04 9:05 PM
BASRA, Iraq (AP) -- An aide to Iraq's most prominent Shiite cleric on Friday branded the U.S. formula for transferring power a "hasty agreement" aimed at boosting President Bush's re-election campaign.
U.S. commander orders investigation into reported abuse of detainees - 1/16/04 7:12 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The commander of U.S. forces in Iraq has ordered a criminal investigation into reports of abuse of prisoners at an unspecified coalition detention center, U.S. officials said Friday.
Turkish military warns of internal fighting in Iraq if federal structure based on ethnicity - 1/16/04 6:34 PM
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's military warned Friday that "bloody" internal fighting could erupt in Iraq if political power there is divided up based on ethnicity.
Despite probe, Cheney's former firm gets Iraq oil contract - 1/16/04 6:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Despite a Pentagon probe into alleged overcharging for fuel delivered to Iraq, the Army awarded Vice President Dick Cheney's former company a contract Friday to rebuild Iraq's oil industry.
Bremer offers compromise in Iraq, but not on July 1 deadline for ceding control - 1/16/04 5:47 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States will revise its plan to create self-rule in Iraq, the U.S. administrator said Friday after consultations with President Bush, but he rejected postponement of a June 30 deadline for ending the occupation and handing over power.
Shiite cleric's aide brands Iraq power transfer a Bush election stunt; bomb kills boy - 1/16/04 5:39 PM
BASRA, Iraq (AP) -- An aide to Iraq's most prominent Shiite cleric on Friday branded the U.S. formula for transferring power a "hasty agreement" aimed at boosting President Bush's re-election campaign.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 1/16/04 4:49 PM
As of Friday, Jan. 16, 496 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq, according to the Defense Department. Of those, 343 died as a result of hostile action and 153 died of non-hostile causes, the department said.
Bremer: U.S. plan for giving Iraqis control can be revised, election timetable can't - 1/16/04 3:55 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chief U.S. administrator L. Paul Bremer III offered on Friday to revise a U.S. plan for self-rule in Iraq, but said the June 30 deadline for ending the U.S. occupation must stand.
Army chief says huge Iraq troop rotation is biggest task since World War II - 1/16/04 2:23 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The rotation of nearly a quarter of a million American troops to and from Iraq over the next few months, to relieve those who have served there for nearly a year, is the most challenging period for the Army since World War II, the Army's top soldier said.
Army plans to cut back patrols, close some garrisons in Baghdad as handoff to new U.S. units begins - 1/16/04 2:14 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The U.S. Army will cut back on the number of garrisons in Baghdad and conduct fewer armed patrols after the 1st Armored Division hands control of the capital to a fresh Army division and pulls out after a year in the country.
US commander orders investigation into reported abuse of detainees - 1/16/04 2:06 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The commander of U.S. forces in Iraq has ordered an investigation into reports of abuse of prisoners at coalition detention centers here, the U.S. military said Friday.
White House meeting seeks way to salvage plan for self-rule in Iraq by July 1 - 1/16/04 1:54 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House said Friday it would consider proposals "to refine or improve" its troubled plan for turning over power in Iraq but insisted that the United States is sticking with the framework of an agreement that calls for an unelected, temporary government by July 1.
Questions and answers about Iraq - 1/16/04 1:26 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. Iraq administrator L. Paul Bremer was at the White House on Friday to discuss the situation in Iraq, particularly the plan for handing over control of the country to Iraqis by midyear.
Japanese soldiers mobilize for mission in Iraq despite debate over military's role - 1/16/04 12:26 PM
ASAHIKAWA, Japan (AP) -- For decades, Japanese soldiers in Asahikawa trained for a Soviet invasion that never came.
West Point on the Tigris: Military lecturers play counterinsurgency role at Baghdad University - 1/16/04 12:14 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- To the U.S. Army, flying eight West Point professors to lecture at Baghdad University was a chance to showcase the military's scholarly and humanitarian credentials.
Japanese soldiers mobilize for mission in Iraq despite debate over military's role - 1/16/04 11:40 AM
ASAHIKAWA, Japan (AP) -- For decades, Japanese soldiers in Asahikawa trained for a Soviet invasion that never came.
White House meeting seeks way to salvage plan for self-rule in Iraq by July 1 - 1/16/04 11:10 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House said Friday it would consider proposals "to refine or improve" its troubled plan for turning over power in Iraq but insisted that the United States is sticking with the framework of an agreement that calls for an unelected, temporary government by July 1.
U.S. commander urges Saddam holdouts to surrender; Shiite leader writes to Bush, Blair on elections - 1/16/04 10:27 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP)-- The commander of U.S.-led coalition forces urged Saddam Hussein's loyalists Friday to lay down arms and "embrace the future" in a sovereign Iraq, saying they will otherwise end up either dead or in custody.
West Point on the Tigris - 1/16/04 10:26 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- To the U.S. Army, flying eight West Point professors to lecture at Baghdad University was a chance to showcase the military's scholarly and humanitarian credentials.
West Point on the Tigris: Military lecturers play counterinsurgency role at Baghdad University - 1/16/04 10:16 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- To the U.S. Army, flying eight West Point professors to lecture at Baghdad University was a chance to showcase the military's scholarly and humanitarian credentials.
U.S. commander urges Saddam holdouts to surrender; Shiites demand direct elections - 1/16/04 9:19 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP)-- The commander of U.S.-led coalition forces urged Saddam Hussein's loyalists Friday to lay down arms and "embrace the future" in a sovereign Iraq, saying they will otherwise end up either dead or in custody.
Japanese soldiers head to Iraq after being honored in ceremony - 1/16/04 8:55 AM
TOKYO (AP) -- An advance team of Japanese soldiers began their journey to Iraq on Friday after a ceremony marking the beginning of Japan's biggest and most dangerous overseas military mission since World War II.
U.S. commander urges Saddam holdouts to surrender; Shiites demand direct elections - 1/16/04 8:03 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP)-- The commander of U.S.-led coalition forces urged Saddam Hussein's loyalists Friday to lay down arms and "embrace the future" in a sovereign Iraq, saying they will otherwise end up either dead or in custody.
Japanese soldiers head to Iraq after being honored in ceremony - 1/16/04 8:02 AM
TOKYO (AP) -- An advance team of Japanese soldiers began their journey to Iraq on Friday after a ceremony marking the beginning of Japan's biggest and most dangerous overseas military mission since World War II.
U.S. commander urges insurgents to lay down arms; roadside bomb injures two children - 1/16/04 7:03 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP)-- The commander of U.S.-led coalition forces on Friday urged Saddam Hussein's loyalists to lay down arms and "embrace the future" in a sovereign Iraq, saying they will otherwise end up either dead or in custody.
U.S. commander urges insurgents to lay down arms or end up dead - 1/16/04 5:53 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The top U.S. commander in Iraq on Friday urged Saddam Hussein's loyalists to lay down arms and "embrace the future," of a sovereign Iraq, saying they will otherwise end up either dead or in custody.
Texas-based Army division leaves Iraq with much done, but challenges remain, general says - 1/16/04 4:17 AM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- As his troops prepare to leave Iraq, the commander of the U.S. Army's 4th Infantry Division says his soldiers achieved more than expected but challenges remain -- from battling insurgents to improving infrastructure and providing jobs.
Shiite cleric threatens to issue edict if demands are ignored - 1/16/04 4:09 AM
BASRA, Iraq (AP)-- An aide to Iraq's foremost Shiite cleric said the spiritual leader might issue a religious edict rejecting a U.S.-backed government if his demands for direct elections are ignored.
Plane carrying Georgian defense minister comes under fire in Iraq; no one injured - 1/16/04 3:14 AM
TBILISI, Georgia (AP) -- A plane carrying the Georgian defense minister came under fire as it took off from Baghdad's airport to return to Georgia, the minister said Friday. No one was injured.
White House meeting seeks way to salvage plan for self-rule in Iraq by July 1 - 1/16/04 2:26 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration is striving to find ways to cope with Shiite demands that the U.S. plan for self-rule in Iraq by July 1 be submitted to Iraqi voters.
Japan holds ceremony for military advance team headed to Iraq - 1/16/04 2:09 AM
TOKYO (AP) -- An advance team of Japanese soldiers bound for Iraq was honored Friday in a ceremony marking the beginning of Japan's biggest and most dangerous overseas military mission since World War II.
Iraq's new currency shows surprising pep as old "Saddam" dinars head for the furnace - 1/16/04 1:44 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- As the euro, yen and other major currencies surge in value against the wilting dollar, even Iraq's bantamweight upstart -- the "Saddam-free" dinar -- is showing unexpected muscle.
Coalition and Iraqis to send high-profile teams to meeting with Annan on Iraq - 1/16/04 1:03 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.S.-led coalition and the Iraqi Governing Council are sending high-powered delegations to a meeting on Monday called by Secretary-General Kofi Annan to discuss the United Nation's role in postwar Iraq.

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