Thursday, October 13, 2005

A new DoD report cites strong forward momentum in developing Iraq's security forces...

The report notes that more than 192,000 Iraqi security forces are trained and equipped, up 12 percent since July. But Peter Rodman, assistant secretary of defense of international security affairs, told Pentagon reporters today that number has increased since the report's cutoff date and now is actually closer to 199,000 or 200,000.

In a news release issued today, Multinational Security Transition Command Iraq noted the significance of this landmark, particularly in light of the fact that Iraq's military and police forces will take the lead in providing security for the Oct. 15 referendum.
Great read today at DoD by Donna Miles ‘Report on Iraq Cites Progress on Security and Other Fronts’

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