Jun 28, 2005
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- The United States plans to expand the Iraqi militaryand security forces to 200,000 by October 2005.
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- The Bush administration has decided to increase penalties for those assisting the militaries or defense agencies of such countries as Iran, North Korea and Syria.
RAMALLAH [MENL] -- The Palestinian Authority has pressed for the induction of about 2,000fighters from Jordan in the Palestinian security services.
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- Despite Western and Arab assistance, the PalestinianAuthority has failed to bolster, reform or streamline its security services.