Iraq's Unready Security Forces: An Interim Assessment
Salmoni, Barak A.
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This article examines the emergence of the various Iraqi security forces that were created by the U.S.-led coalition since it deposed Saddam Hussein's regime in 2003. Based in part on his own observations and interviews with those responsible for training these forces, the author discusses the challenges and dilemmas faced by coalition forces in their attempts to create local security forces that will be capable of enforcing order and ending the insurgency.
The article of record as published may be located at http://www.gloria-center.org/meria/2004/09/salmoni.pdf
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