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posted on Mar, 25 2003 @ 12:55 AM
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(This is a copy of janes defence weekly report (janes.com...). It may interest you.)

ADF racks up operational milestones in Iraq
Australian combat elements deployed on operations against Iraq have achieved
a number of operational milestones, marking a turning point in the posture.

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Maverick makes UK debut
A Royal Air Force (RAF) Harrier GR7 ground-attack aircraft conducted the
UK's first operational firing of an AGM-65 Maverick air-to-surface missile on 21-22.

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The UK Royal Navy (RN) captured two Iraqi vessels loaded with mines on 21
March. Sections of oil drums had been used to.

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Despite setbacks, war going to plan, says Hoon
UK and US forces are encountering expected resistance in consolidating control of southern Iraq, UK Secretary of State for Defence Geoff Hoon told
reporters on 24 March.


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Predator strike takes out air-defence system
The Predator unmanned air vehicle's (UAV's) rapid transition from a mere reconnaissance drone into a combined sensor/shooter platform was underlined
by the US.

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Polish troops for operation against Iraq
Poland has deployed up to 200 troops from the Grom special forces unit to
join US-led coalition forces in Operation 'Iraqi Freedom'. The Grom.


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Battle of Baghdad due to start soon
US forces will "soon" be in the vicinity of Baghdad, a top US General at Central Command (CENTCOM) headquarters told reporters on 23 March.

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Rapid push north continues
Coalition forces continue their rapid advance into Iraq with fighting reported as far north as the town of Najaf, just 160km south of the Iraqi
capital Baghdad.
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Gen. Tommy Franks prepares for "tough days ahead"
America's top Middle East commander, US Army General Tommy Franks, has
declared that the outcome of the US-led invasion "was not in doubt", but he said he was prepared for "tough days ahead".

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US military conducts first ever precision-only strike
US military officials say the massive air strikes on Baghdad and other Iraqi targets that began on 21 March delivered exclusively precision-guided
munitions - a historic first.




posted on Mar, 25 2003 @ 01:01 AM
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Originally posted by Nans DESMICHELS
Polish troops for operation against Iraq
Poland has deployed up to 200 troops from the Grom special forces unit to
join US-led coalition forces in Operation 'Iraqi Freedom'.


Let's hope this doesn't drag out all of the "pollack jokes"!



 
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