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Key U.S. Iraq Strategy in Danger of Collapse
Leila Fadel. McClatchy Newspapers, 20 August 2008.

Iraqi Security Forces
Lt. Gen. James Dubik. Testimony before the House Armed Services Committee, 17 January 2008 (.pdf file).

Iraqi Force Development
Anthony H. Cordesman. Center for Strategic and International Studies, 27 May 2008 (.pdf file).

Tensions Rise Between Sahwa and Govt Forces
Ahmed Ali and Dahr Jamail. Inter Press Service, 29 February 2008.

Iraq Works to Clean Up National Police
Alexandra Zavis. Los Angeles Times, 06 February 2008.

Feuding Between Iraqi Army and Police Slows Security Turnover
Tony Perry. Los Angeles Times, 05 February 2008.

Rebuilding Iraq's Air Force
Interview with Brig. Gen. Robert R. Allardice conducted by Greg Bruno. Council on Foreign Relations, 05 February 2008 (Note: audio file).

Iraq Says It Rearmed Female Police
Tina Susman. Los Angeles Times, 31 January 2008.

9,000 'Awakening' Members Ready for Iraq Military Training: U.S.
Agence France-Presse, 27 January 2008.

Development and Reform of the Iraqi Police Forces
Maj. Tony Pfaff. Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 25 January 2008 (.pdf file).

Police and Army Getting Sidelined
Ahmed Ali and Dahr Jamail. Inter Press Service, 21 January 2008.

Iraq May Need Military Help for Years, Officials Say
Ann Scott Tyson. Washington Post, 18 January 2008. (See testimony below).

Iraqi Security Forces
Lt. Gen. James Dubik. Testimony before the House Armed Services Committee, 17 January 2008 (.pdf file).

Iraq Forces Could Control All Provinces this Year: U.S.
David Morgan. Reuters, 17 January 2008.

Just What Iraq Needs: Fighter Jets by 2011
Noah Shachtman. Wired.com, 16 January 2008.

US Sets Timetable to Hand Over Iraq's Largest Province
Ben Sheppard. Agence France-Presse, 15 January 2008.

US Could Hand Over Iraq's Anbar in March-April
Peter Graff. Reuters, 11 January 2008.

Iraqi Forces Could Provide Security by 2009: Iraqi Minister
Agence France-Presse, 10 January 2008.

U.S. Attack in Iraq Is No Surprise to Many Insurgents
Stephen Farrell. The New York Times, 09 January 2008.

All Eyes on the Iraqi Army
Tina Susman. Los Angeles Times, 07 January 2008.

Suicide Bombing Hits Iraq Military Celebration
Jamie Gumbrecht and Hussein Khadim. McClatchy Newspapers, 06 January 2008.

Edwards Calls for Quick End to Training Effort in Iraq
Michael R. Gordon. The New York Times, 02 January 2008.

Iraqis Authorize Big Jump in Forces
Walter Pincus. Washington Post, 31 December 2007.

'Paper' Iraqi Police Just Don't Do the Job
Ali al-Fadhily. Asia Times, 21 December 2007.

Iraq Arms Sales Office to Get More Staff
Richard Lardner. The Associated Press, 20 December 2007.

Looking to Security from Paper Police
Ali al-Fadhily. Inter Press Service, 19 December 2007.

On the Sidelines in Basra: British Tackle a New Role
Amit R. Paley. Washington Post, 17 December 2007.

U.K. Has Left Behind Murder and Chaos, Says Basra Police Chief
Mona Mahmoud, Maggie O'Kane and Ian Black. The Guardian, 17 December 2007.

British Forces to Hand Over Security Control for Basra to Iraqi Government
Vaishnavi Chandrashekhar. The Christian Science Monitor, 13 December 2007.

Oversight, Sectarianism Mar Iraqi Security Forces Development
Travis Sharp. Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, updated 13 December 2007.

Iraqi Policewomen Are Told to Surrender Their Weapons
Tina Susman. Los Angeles Times, 11 December 2007.

Bomb Kills Iraqi Police Chief Praised by U.S.
Naseer Nouri and Sudarsan Raghavan. Washington Post, 10 December 2007.

Iraq to Have Some Air Strike Capability, U.S. Says
Paul Tait. Reuters, 05 December 2007.

US Air Force Shifts from Dropping Bombs to Training Iraqi Pilots at Saddam-era Air Base
The Associated Press, 02 December 2007.

A Fuller Picture: U.S. Looks to Iraqi Data
Michael A. Gordon. The New York Times, 01 December 2007.

DOD Assessment of Iraqi Security Forces' Units as Independent Not Clear Because ISF Support Capabilities Are Not Fully Developed
Government Accountability Office, 30 November 2007 (.pdf file).

Iraq's Numbers Don't Add Up, U.S. Says
Peter Spiegel. Los Angeles Times, 30 November 2007.

U.S. Miscounted Iraqi Volunteer Guards
The Associated Press, 30 November 2007.

Iraqi Spooks Come in from the Cold
Christian Lowe. Military.com, 28 November 2007.

Plan Increases Role of G.I.'s in Iraq Training
Michael R. Gordon. The New York Times, 23 November 2007.

Fixing Iraq's Internal Security Forces
Andrew Rathmel. Center for Strategic and International Studies, 13 November 2007 (.pdf file).

Hurdles Stall Plan For Iraqi Recruits
Joshua Partlow and Ann Scott Tyson. Washington Post, 12 November 2007.

More Militia Members Join Army, Police
Alwan Hussain. Azzaman, 11 November 2007.

Iraqi Police Barracks Go Unrepaired
James Glanz. The New York Times, 06 November 2007.

In Key Iraqi Area, U.S. Starts Pulling Back
Sam Dagher and Gordon Lubold. The Christian Science Monitor, 02 November 2007.

Iraq Hampers U.S. Bid to Widen Sunni Police Role
Michael R. Gordon. The New York Times, 28 October 2007.

U.S. Will Hand Iraqis Control of Karbala
Kim Gamel. The Associated Press, 27 October 2007.

Report: Most of $1.2 Billion to Train Iraqi Police Unaccounted For
CNN, 23 October 2007. (see report below).

Interim Review of DynCorp International, LLC, Spending Under Its Contract for the Iraqi Police Training Program
Glenn D. Furbish. Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, 23 October 2007 (.pdf file).

Plan to Sell Iraqis M-16s Triggers New Controversy
Yochi J. Dreazen and Greg Jaffe. Wall Street Journal, 08 October 2007.

Iraqis to Pay China $100 Million for Weapons for Police
Robin Wright and Ann Scott Tyson. Washington Post, 04 October 2007.

Iraqis Need a Year to Control Baghdad, U.S. General Says
Thom Shanker. The New York Times, 03 October 2007.

Iraq Extremists Begin a Drive to Assassinate Security Forces
Alissa J. Rubin. The New York Times, 25 September 2007.

The Boys from Baghdad: Iraqi Commandos Trained by U.S. Contractor
Pratap Chatterjee. CorpWatch, 20 September 2007.

Battling Sexism in Iraqi Forces
Molly Hennessy-Fiske. Los Angeles Times, 18 September 2007.

A U.S. Unit Tries a New Way to Train Iraqi Soldiers
Chris Collins. McClatchy Newspapers, 16 September 2007.

Iraqi Force Development: Conditions for Success, Consequences of Failure
Anthony H. Cordesman and Adam Mausner. Center for Strategic and International Studies, 11 September 2007. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website (.pdf file).

U.S. Military Rejects Call To Disband Iraqi Police
Ann Scott Tyson and Glenn Kessler. Washington Post, 07 September 2007..

The Report of the Independent Commission on the Security Forces of Iraq
Gen. James L. Jones. 06 September. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website (.pdf file).

The Independent Commission on the Security Forces of Iraq: A Critique
Anthony H. Cordesman. Center for Strategic and International Studies, 06 September 2007. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website (.pdf file).

Envoy's Letter Counters Bush on Iraq Army
Edmund L. Andrews. The New York Times, 04 September 2007.

Many Trainees Are Complicit With 'Enemy Targets'
Joshua Partlow. Washington Post, 04 September 2007.

Panel Will Urge Broad Overhaul of Iraqi Police
David S. Cloud. The New York Times, 31 August 2007.

Lack of Equipment Hampers Iraqi Army
Molly Hennessy-Fiske. Los Angeles Times, 28 August 2007.

Iraqi Force Development: A Progress Report
Anthony H. Cordesman. Center for Strategic and International Studies, 23 August 2007 (.pdf file).

U.S. Recruits Iraq Volunteer Police
Richard Galpin. BBC News, 22 August 2007.

Shiite Militia Infiltrates Iraqi Forces
Ned Parker. Los Angeles Times, 16 August 2007.

Training the Iraqi Air Force: Lessons from a U.S. C-130 Advisory Mission
Michael Bauer. Washington Institute for Near East Policy, August 2007.

Checkpoints: Baghdad's Russian Roulette
Institute for War and Peace Reporting, 07 August 2007.

Iraqi Security Forces Lack Benefits
Molly Hennessy-Fiske. Los Angeles Times, 07 August 2007.

Iraq Air Force Wants Iran to Give Back Its Planes
Ross Colvin. Reuters, 05 August 2007.

Report: US Cannot Account for 190,000 Guns in Iraq
Agence France-Presse, 01 August 2007. (See report below).

DoD Cannot Ensure that U.S.-Funded Equipment has Reached Iraqi Security Forces
Government Accountability Office, July 2007 (.pdf file).

Gear Slow in Getting to Iraqi Forces
The Associated Press, 27 July 2007.

U.S. is Dragging its Feet on Equipping Iraqi Forces, Ambassador Charges
Howard LaFranchi. The Christian Science Monitor, 26 July 2007.

Training of Iraqi Forces Slows
Jim Michaels. USA Today, 23 July 2007. Posted on the Army Times website.

Iraq Security Steps Lagging, Report Says
Ned Parker. Los Angeles Times, 20 July 2007.

Mistrust as Iraqi Troops Encounter New U.S. Allies
Richard A. Oppel, Jr. The New York Times, 16 July 2007.

Iraq Chief Says His Forces Are Able to Secure Country
Richard A. Oppel, Jr. The New York Times, 15 July 2007.

Iraqi Military's Readiness Slips
Karen DeYoung. Washington Post, 13 July 2007.

U.S. Faced with Iraqi Army Turncoats
Sam Dagher. The Christian Science Monitor, 10 July 2007.

U.S. Forces on 'Hold' for Iraqi Partners
Lauren Frayer. The Associated Press, 05 July 2007.

House Report Faults Pentagon Accounting of Iraqi Forces
Ann Scott Tyson. Washington Post, 27 June 2007. (See report below).

Stand Up and Be Counted: The Continuing Challenge of Building the Iraqi Security Forces
Subcomittee on Oversight and Investigations, US House Armed Services Committee. 26 June 2007.

US Generals Doubt Ability of Iraqi Army to Hold Gains
Alissa J. Rubin. New York Times, 25 June 2007.

Baquba Can't be Held by Iraq Troops: Bednarak
Juan Cole. Informed Comment, 25 June 2007.

Iraqi Force Development: The Challenges of Transparency
Anthony H. Cordesman. Center for Strategic and International Studies, 22 June 2007. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website (.pdf file).

Big Boost In Iraqi Forces Is Urged
Walter Pincus and Ann Scott Tyson. Washington Post, 13 June 2007.

Killing the Patient: Iraq's Security Forces are Part of the Problem
Brian Katulis. Center for American Progress, 11 June 2007.

Generals Fault Iraqi Security Forces
Tina Susman and Garrett Therolf. Los Angeles Times, 11 June 2007.

Iraqi Security Forces
National Security Network. Foreign Policy Forum, 07 June 2007.

Iraqi Troops' Short Baghdad Tours Faulted
Walter Pincus. Washington Post, 02 June 2007.

Iraqi Police Chief Arrested for Alleged Murder, Corruption
The Associated Press, 30 May 2007.

Creating an Iraqi Army From Scratch
Col. Frederick Kienle. American Enterprise Institute, 25 May 2007.

Iraq Plans for Quick U.S. Pullout
The Associated Press, 22 May 2007. Posted on Military.com.

Iraq to Spend 1.5 Billion Dollars on Weapons
Agence France Presse, 21 May 2007.

Iraqi Military Faces Hurdles in Its Quest to Take Charge
Alissa J. Rubin. The New York Times, 15 May 2007.

Iraqi Force Development and the Challenge of Civil War
Anthony H. Cordesman. Center for Strategic and International Studies, revised 10 May 2007. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website (.pdf file).

U.S. Allows Shiite Militia Security Role
Lauren Frayer. The Associated Press, 07 May 2007.

For Iraqi Soldiers, A Medical Morass
Karin Brulliard. Washington Post, 06 May 2007.

Trainers Say Iraqi Forces Would Collapse Without U.S. Support
Tina Susman. Los Angeles Times, 03 May 2007.

Maliki's Office Is Seen Behind Purge in Forces
Joshua Partlow. Washington Post, 30 April 2007.

Iraq Sunni Tribes Build Police Force
Yara Bayoumy. Reuters, 27 April 2007.

Lawmakers Hear Flurry of Reasons for Failure in Iraqi Police Training
Jenny Mandel. GovExec.com, 25 April 2007.

U.S. to Help Iraq Recruit 40,000 Troops
Agence France-Presse, 22 April 2007.

M-16s a Step Forward for Iraqi Forces, Says U.S.
Paul Tait. Reuters, 22 April 2007.

3 Suspects Talk After Iraqi Soldiers Do Dirty Work
Alissa J. Rubin. The New York Times, 22 April 2007.

Iraqis Take Over Security in Maysan
The Associated Press, 20 April 2007.

Training Iraqi Troops No Longer Driving Force in U.S. Policy
Nancy A. Youssef. McClatchy Newspapers, 19 April 2007.

GAO Report Examines Iraqi Force Independence
Thomas D. Williams. Truthout, 07 April 2007. (See report below)

Operation Iraqi Freedom: Preliminary Observations on Iraqi Security Forces' Logistics and Command and Control Capabilities
William M. Solis. GAO Letter to Congressional Committees, 28 March 2007 (.pdf file).

U.S. Death Toll in March Is Twice Iraq Forces
Steven R. Hurst. The Associated Press, 31 March 2007.

Iraqi Security Forces: Defining Challenges and Assessing Progress
Olga Oliker. Testimony before the House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, 28 March 2007 (.pdf file).

Iraqi Force Development and the Challenge of Civil War
Anthony H. Cordesman. Center for Strategic and International Studies, 28 March 2007. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website (.pdf file).

Surge = Training Op for Iraqis
David Axe. Defense Tech, 27 March 2007.

Post-War Iraq: Foreign Contributions to Training, Peacekeeping, and Reconstruction
Jeremy M. Sharp and Christopher M. Blanchard. Congressional Research Service, updated 21 March 2007 (.pdf file).

GAO Says Iraq Forces Are Still Falling Short Despite U.S Efforts
Charles J. Hanley. The Associated Press, 21 March 2007 (see report below).

Stabilizing Iraq: Factors Impeding the Development of Capable Security Forces
Joseph A. Christoff. Testimony before the House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, 13 March 2007 (.pdf file).

Police Yield to Sunni Insurgents' Ultimatum
Karin Brulliard. Washington Post, 20 March 2007.

Fallback Strategy for Iraq: Train Locals, Draw Down Forces
Julian E. Barnes and Peter Spiegel. Los Angeles Times, 11 March 2007.

Bush: New Iraq Troops for Support Roles
Tom Raum. The Associated Press, 11 March 2007.

Operation Iraqi Freedom: Preliminary Observations on Iraqi Security Forces' Logistical Capabilities
William M. Solis. Testimony before the House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, 09 March 2007 (.pdf file).

Joint Missions Tricky Affairs in Iraq
Ryan Lenz. The Associated Press, 07 March 2007.

Basra Raid Finds Dozens Detained by Iraq Spy Unit
Kirk Semple. The New York Times, 05 March 2007.

Recruiting Iraq's Police
Pamela Hess. United Press International, 02 March 2007.

The Limits of Training in Iraqi Force Development
Capt. Gary Felicetti. Parameters, Winter 2006-07. Posted on 02 March 2007.

Muqtada Calls on Iraqi Army to Act without US Help
Juan Cole. Informed Comment, 26 February 2007.

U.S. Unit Shoulders Burden At Police Station in Baqubah
Bill Murphy. Washington Post, 23 February 2007.

Stability and Rule of Law Remain a Distant Vision
Stephen Fidler and Steve Negus. Financial Times, 21 February 2007.

Iraqi Leading Baghdad Crackdown Forced From Home
Ahmed Rasheed. Reuters, 12 February 2007.

Corruption, Incompetence Plague Iraqi Forces, Reporter Finds
Tom Lasseter. McClatchy Newspapers, 08 February 2007.

U.S. to Pay $5.8B to Expand Iraqi Forces
Robert Burns. The Associated Press, 06 February 2007.

Iraqi Police Selling Weapons on Black Market
Ahmed Rasheed and Ross Colvin. Reuters, 05 February 2007.

U.S. Advisers Find Joint Patrols with Iraqis Don't Go As Planned
Jim Michaels. USA Today, 05 February 2007.

Hindered by Delays and Corruption, the Iraqi Air Force Is Flying Again, but Barely
James Glanz. The New York Times, 05 February 2007.

Coalition Phases in Iraqi Sailors
Tony Perry. Los Angeles Times, 04 February 2007.

U.S. May Have Botched Training of Iraqis
Laurie Kellman. The Associated Press, 31 January 2007.

Missteps by Iraqi Forces in Battle Raise Questions
Marc Santora. The New York Times, 30 January 2007.

1,500 Policemen Fired in Iraqi Province
The Associated Press, 28 January 2007.

Iraqi Soldiers Still Rely Heavily on U.S.
Alexandra Zavis. Los Angeles Times, 28 January 2007.

In a New Joint U.S.-Iraqi Patrol, the Americans Go First
Damien Cave and James Glanz. The New York Times, 25 January 2007.

U.S. Forces Look to Iraqi City for Progress
Alexandra Zavis. Los Angeles Times, 22 January 2007.

How Ghost Soldiers Are Bleeding the Iraqi Army of Guns and Money
Ned Parker. The Times, UK, 19 January 2007.

Iraqi Security Forces: The Challenge of Sectarian and Ethnic Influences
Jeremy M. Sharp. Congressional Research Service, 18 January 2007 (.pdf file).

Maliki Stresses Urgency In Arming Iraqi Forces
Joshua Partlow. Washington Post, 18 January 2007.

Iraq Soldiers To Get Baghdad Bonus
United Press International, 15 January 2007.

Adding Kurds To Troops Considered Risky Prospect
Louise Roug. Los Angeles Times, 14 January 2007.

U.S. And Iraqi Forces in the Western Desert Look Toward the Horizon
Tony Perry. Los Angeles Times, 14 January 2007.

Battling With Sadr for Iraqi Soldiers' Hearts
Nancy Trejos. Washington Post, 13 January 2007.

Bid to Secure Baghdad Relies on Troops and Iraqi Leaders
Michael R. Gordon. The New York Times, 11 January 2007.

Iraq Admits Split in Army
Reuters, 10 January 2007.

Soldiers Doubt an Influx of American Troops will Benefit Iraqi Army
Nancy A. Youssef. McClatchy Newspapers, 09 January 2007.

Raytheon Wins Iraqi King Air 350 Deal
Paul Richfield. C4ISR, The Journal of Net-Centric Warfare, 05 January 2007.

Iraq Places $1.5 Billion Military Order
United Press International, 03 January 2007.

Iraq Sets Toll of Civilians at 12,000 for 2006
The Associated Press, 03 January 2007.

Sectarian Ties Weaken Duty's Call for Iraq Forces
Marc Santora. The New York Times, 28 December 2006.

Iraqi Police Deaths 'Hit 12,000'
BBC News, 24 December 2006.

Najaf Handed to Iraqis' Control
BBC News, 20 December 2006.

U.S. to Triple Number of Military Trainers in Iraq
Ross Colvin. Reuters, 17 December 2006.

Ties That Bind Iraqi Forces Break Easily
Tony Perry. Los Angeles Times, 17 December 2006.

Iraq Army Plans for a Wider Role in Securing Baghdad
Michael R. Gordon and Sabrina Tavernise. The New York Times, 13 December 2006.

Reviving Iraq Army
Nicole Stracke. Khaleej Times, 13 December 2006.

The State of Iraq's Security Forces
Andrew North. BBC News, 11 December 2006.

Iraqi President Calls U.S. Security Training a Failure
Kirk Semple. The New York Times, 10 December 2006.

Training Iraqis May Pose Risks For U.S.
Walter Pincus. Washington Post, 10 December 2006.

Don't Rush Training of Iraqi Forces - U.S. Commander
Andrew Gray. Reuters, 07 December 2006.

Marine Unit and Iraqis Fend Off Attacks and Boredom
C.J. Chivers. The New York Times, 07 December 2006.

Hand-over of Security Largely Ceremonial for U.S. Troops
Nancy A. Youssef. McClatchy Newspapers, 05 December 2006.

'About Five Minutes Into It, We Had to Take Over'
Nancy Trejos. Washington Post, 03 December 2006.

Iraqi Army Division Deepends Discord
Hannah Allam. McClatchy Newspapers, 02 December 2006.

Iraqi Security Forces and Lessons from Korea
Sheila Miyoshi Jager. Strategic Studies Institute, 01 December 2006 (.pdf file).

Iraqi Force Development and the Challenge of Civil War
Anthony Cordesman. Center for Strategic and International Studies, 28 November 2006. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website (.pdf file).

Iraqi Army Not Ready to Defend Fallujah
Will Weissert. The Associated Press, 27 November 2006.

General: Troops Who Train 'Could be Much Better'
Gina Cavallaro. Army Times, 27 November 2006.

Lawmakers Criticize Training And Deployment of Iraqi Forces
Walter Pincus. Washington Post, 27 November 2006.

When Will Iraqi Troops be Ready?
Scott Peterson. The Christian Science Monitor, 27 November 2006.

Army Expands Training for Advisers Who Will Try to Improve Iraq's Security Forces
Michael R. Gordon. The New York Times, 25 November 2006.

Flaws Cited in Effort To Train Iraqi Forces
Thomas E. Ricks. Washington Post, 21 November 2006.

Iraqi Police and Security Forces Casualty Estimates
Hannah Fischer. Congressional Research Service, 17 November 2006.

Now, How to Put Iraqis in Charge
Peter Grier. The Christian Science Monitor, 17 November 2006.

Police in Anbar Province Lack Protection, Pay
Tom Vanden Brook. USA Today, 16 November 2006.

Blasts Kill Dozens of Iraqi Police Recruits
Sudarsan Raghavan. Washington Post, 13 November 2006.

Sectarian Rifts Foretell Pitfalls of Iraqi Troops' Taking Control
Richard A. Oppel, Jr. The New York Times, 12 November 2006.

Handover to Iraqi Army 'Set for the End of Next Year'
Ned Parker, Michael Evans and Richard Beeston. The Times, UK, 10 November 2006.

Rumsfeld OKs Increase in Iraqi Forces
Robert Burns. The Associated Press, 01 November 2006.

U.S. Officers Detail Problems With Iraqi Soldiers
Walter Pincus. Washington Post, 01 November 2006.

Equipment Shortages Undermine Iraqi Forces
David Axe. National Defense, 01 November 2006.

In Baghdad, a Force Under the Militias' Sway
Amit R. Paley. Washington Post, 31 October 2006.

U.S. Is Said to Fail in Tracking Arms for Iraqis
James Glanz. The New York Times, 30 October 2006. (See reports below).

Iraqi Security Forces: Review of Plans to Implement Logistics Capabilities
Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, 28 October 2006 (.pdf file).

Iraqi Security Forces: Weapons Provided by the U.S. Department of Defense Using the Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Fund
Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, 28 October 2006 (.pdf file).

Iraqi Realities Undermine the Pentagon's Predictions
Michael R. Gordon. The New York Times, 25 October 2006.

U.S. Officials: Iraqi Security Could Be Ready in 12-18 Months
Debbi Wilgoren and Howard Schneider. Washington Post, 24 October 2006.

On Baghdad Streets, a Police Partnership Falters
Michael R. Gordon. The New York Times, 22 October 2006.

3,000 Police are Sacked as Rulers Remain Cut Off and Impotent
James Hider. The Times, UK, 18 October 2006.

Iraq Removes Leaders of Special Police
Sabrina Tavernise. The New York Times, 18 October 2006.

Iraqis Ask Why U.S. Forces Didn't Intervene in Balad
Michael Luo. The New York Times, 17 October 2006.

U.S. Helps Rebuild Iraqi Air Force
David Axe. The Washington Times, 16 October 2006.

Iraq Loses 25 Police to Violence Each Day: U.S. Trainer
Mira Oberman. Agence France-Presse, 12 October 2006. (See testimony below).

When Will Iraqi Security Forces Be Able to 'Stand Up,' So American Troops Can Begin to 'Stand Down'?
Gerald F. Burke. Testimony before the Senate Democratic Policy Committee Hearing, 12 October 2006 (.pdf file).

Iraqi Recruits Mutiny Over Food Poisoning
Doug Smith and Zeena Kareem. Los Angeles Times, 10 October 2006.

Iraq Police Rebrand to Foil Fakes
BBC News, 09 October 2006.

Military Continues to Violate the Rights of Civilians
IRIN, 09 October 2006.

U.S. General Says 4,000 Iraqi Policemen Have Died in 2 Years
John O'Neil. The New York Times, 07 October 2006.

Iraqi Force Development and the Challenge of Civil War: Can Iraqi Forces Do the Job?
Anthony H. Cordesman. Center for Strategic and International Studies, 04 October 2006. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website (.pdf file).

Iraqi Police Unit Linked to Militias
Sameer N. Yacoub. The Associated Press, 04 October 2006.

Advising Iraqis: Building the Iraqi Army
Carl D. Grunow. Military Review, July-August 2006. Posted on 04 October 2006.

U.S. Military Is Still Waiting For Iraqi Forces to 'Stand Up'
Thomas E. Ricks. Washington Post, 01 October 2006.

Iraqi Police Cited in Abuses May Lose Aid
Richard A. Oppel, Jr. The New York Times, 30 September 2006.

Heralded Iraq Police Academy a 'Disaster'
Amit R. Paley. Washington Post, 28 September 2006.

British Launch Iraq Police Purge
BBC News, 27 September 2006.

Iraqi Troops Hinder U.S. Efforts
The Associated Press, 25 September 2006. Posted on Military.com.

Iraqis Assume Control of 2nd Province
Patrick Quinn. The Associated Press, 21 September 2006.

U.S. Says Iraqi Police Not Behind Death Squads
Reuters, 20 September 2006.

Iraq Army Division Takes Over Province
Elena Becatoros. The Associated Press, 18 September 2006.

Iraq Stumbling in Bid to Purge Its Rogue Police
Edward Wong and Paul von Zielbauer. The New York Times, 17 September 2006.

Training Iraqi Troops To Take Over Logistics a Challenge
Rebecca Santana. The Associated Press, 17 September 2006.

Iraqi Army Faces Challenge of Cohesion, Competence
Alastair Macdonald. Reuters, 07 September 2006.

U.S. and Iraq Near Handover
Ibon Villelabeitia. Reuters, 05 September 2006.

Iraq Wants More Control Over Security
Reuters, 03 September 2006. Posted on the al-Jazeera website.

U.S.-Iraq Military Handover Delayed
David Loyn. BBC News, 03 September 2006.

Which Iraqi Army?
Editorial. The New York Times, 01 September 2006.

Iraqi Security Taking Over 2nd Province
Bushra Juhi. The Associated Press, 31 August 2006.

The U.S. View of Iraq: We Can Pull Out in a Year
Julian Borger. The Guardian, 31 August 2006.

Slow, But Steady Progress for Iraq Troops
Malcolm Beith. Newsweek, 30 August 2006.

A New Offensive, an Old Conundrum
Patrick J. McDonnell and Louise Roug. Los Angeles Times, 30 August 2006.

Iraq Army Battles Shiites
Solomon Moore. Los Angeles Times, 29 August 2006.

Iraqi Soldiers Refuse to Go to Baghdad, Defying Order
Michael R. Gordon. The New York Times, 29 August 2006.

Looters Ransack Base After British Depart
Amit R. Paley. Washington Post, 26 August 2006.

Iraqi Force Development: Summer 2006 Update
Anthony H. Cordesman. Center for Strategic and International Studies, 23 August 2006. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website (.pdf file).

500 Iraqis Recruited for Police Force in Anbar Province
The Associated Press, 22 August 2006.

The Confused Security Situation in Iraq: Some Less Publicized Units
Cecile Zwiebach. The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 21 August 2006.

Colonel Walks Baghdad 'to Make People Believe'
Jim Michaels. USA Today, 21 August 2006.

Iraqi Army Units Undermanned
Sean D. Naylor. Army Times, 21 August 2006.

Sectarian Suspicion Plagues Iraqi Army
Nancy A. Youssef. McClatchy Newspapers, 18 August 2006.

In Baghdad, a Push to Alter Perceptions
Sudarsan Raghavan. Washington Post, 18 August 2006.

Premier Calls Iraqi Forces Ready to Extend Control
Amit R. Paley. Washington Post, 18 August 2006.

Trying to Build an Army in a Combat Zone
Michael R. Gordon. The New York Times, 18 August 2006.

U.S. Offers Plan to Curb Rogue Iraqi Police Forces
Solomon Moore. Los Angeles Times, 15 August 2006.

Lack of Support: Inside the Iraqi Forces Fiasco
David J. Morris. Salon.com, 14 August 2006.

Swath of North Turned Over to Iraqi Army
Andy Mosher. Washington Post, 09 August 2006.

For Iraqis, a New Rule of Life: Don't Trust Anyone in Uniform
Damien Cave. The New York Times, 03 August 2006. Posted on the Fair Use website.

Attacks Target Iraqi Soldiers and Police
Joshua Partlow and Saad al-Izzi. Washington Post, 02 August 2006.

Iraq President Upbeat on Security
BBC News, 02 August 2006.

Soldiers Detail a Mission Gone Wrong
Scott Gold. The Los Angeles Times, 30 July 2006.

Trash Patrol Part of Security Forces' Beat in Iraqi Capital
Jeffrey Fleishman. The Los Angeles Times, 30 July 2006.

In Move to Equip Iraqi Force, Questions Linger
Tom Bowman. NPR, 28 July 2006.

Senior Iraqi Army Officer Criticizes U.S. Security Approach
Agence France-Presse, 24 July 2006.

Wary Iraqis Are Recruited as Policemen
Michael R. Gordon. The New York Times, 24 July 2006. Posted on the Fair Use website.

Iraq's Police Overwhelmed by Violence
Dan Murphy. The Christian Science Monitor, 21 July 2006.

On Patrol With Marines, Iraqi Soldiers Get a Lesson in War's Danger
Michael R. Gordon. The New York Times, 18 July 2006.

Birth of an Army
David Bellavia, Owen West and Wade Zirkle. The Weekly Standard, 24 July 2006. Posted on 17 July 2006.

Iraq Given Control of Province
Joshua Partlow. Washington Post, 14 July 2006.

Iraqi Force Development in 2006
Anthony H. Cordesman and William D. Sullivan. Center for Strategic and International Studies, 19 June 2006. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website on 11 July 2006 (.pdf file).

Police Abuses in Iraq Detailed
Solomon Moore. Los Angeles Times, 09 July 2006. Posted on the Fair Use website.

Rebuilding Iraq's Fragile Army
Sarah Childress. Newsweek, 07 July 2006.

Iraq's New Army Uses Creaky Soviet-Era Armored Vehicles to Recreate a Mailed Fist
James Glanz. The New York Times, 07 July 2006.

Iraqi Troops Control Most of Province
Stars and Stripes, 06 July 2006. Posted on Military.com.

Policing Iraq: Protecting Iraqis from Criminal Violence
Robert Perito. U.S. Institute of Peace, June 2006. Posted on 05 July 2006.

Iraq Provincial Governor Threatens to Quit
Sameer N. Yacoub. The Associated Press, 04 July 2006.

Iraqi Forces Will Not be Independent For Some Time: General
Agence France Presse, 27 June 2006.

Experts Say Iraqi Forces Not Ready
David Axe. Military.com, 23 June 2006.

Iraqi Troops Killed U.S. Soldiers
Associated Press, 21 June 2006. Posted on Military.com.

Iraq's Post-Hussein Air Force Finds Its Wings Clipped
Louise Roug and Peter Spiegel. Los Angeles Times, 18 June 2006. Posted on the Fair Use website.

Top Iraqi Official Says There is an Agreement to Take Over Security Responsibilities in South This Month
Patrick Quinn. The Associated Press, 16 June 2006. Posted on the Santa Barbara News-Press website.

U.S. Mum on Strength of Iraqi Troops; Pentagon Stops Revealing Number Prepared to Fight
Eric Rosenberg. Detroit Free Press, 12 June 2006.

Iraqi Army Takes Over From U.S. In Rebellious Area
Reuters, 06 June 2006.

Iraq PM: Forces Capable of Securing Nation
Patrick Quinn. The Associated Press, 24 May 2006.

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Iraq Not Yet Seen Ready To Take Charge of Security
Fredrik Dahl. Reuters, 23 May 2006.

Iraqis to Take Over Security in Two Provinces: PM
Agence France Presse, 22 May 2006. Posted on the ReliefWeb website.

How Iraq Police Reform Became Casualty of War (Part 2 of series)
Michael Moss, David Rohde and Kirk Semple. The New York Times, 22 May 2006.

Misjudgments Marred U.S. Plans for Iraqi Police (Part 1 of series)
Michael Moss and David Rohde. The New York Times, 21 May 2006.

Putting an Iraqi Face on the Fight
John Koopman. San Francisco Chronicle, 21 May 2006.

Iraqi Police Cause Concern
Robert Burns. The Associated Press, 16 May 2006. Posted on the Army Times website.

Kurdish and Shiite Units of Iraqi Army Clash
Dexter Filkins. The New York Times, 14 May 2006.

Baghdad Force to Be Unified to Stem Militias
Dexter Filkins. The New York Times, 10 May 2006. Posted on the Fair Use website.

Iraqi Civilian, Police, and Security Forces Casualty Estimates
Hannah Fischer. Congressional Research Service, 08 May 2006 (.pdf file).

16 Police Recruits Killed in Iraq; 34 Other Bodies Found
Richard A. Oppel, Jr. The New York Times, 04 May 2006.

Iraqi General Warns Recruits Against Protests
Ibon Villelabeitia. Reuters, 03 May 2006.

Iraqis Begin Duty With Refusal
Nelson Hernandez. Washington Post, 02 May 2006.

Pentagon Says Iraq Forces Not Ready
Reuters, 27 April 2006. Posted on the Fairfax New Zealand Limited website.

Build Your Own Iraqi Police Squad For a Little Cash
Mussab Al-Khairalla. Reuters, 25 April 2006.

Iraqi Troops Monitored for Death Squad Activity
Antonio Castaneda. The Associated Press, 25 April 2006. Posted on the Army Times website.

Inside Iraq's Mutant Security Agency
Scott Johnson. Newsweek, 24 April 2006.

Insurgency, Sectarian Violence Hobble U.S. Effort to Build An Effective Iraqi Police Force
Alexandra Zavis. The Associated Press, 23 April 2006. Posted on the Santa Barbara News-Press website.

Spending Lags on Training of Iraqi Forces
Lolita C. Baldor. The Associated Press, 14 April 2006. Posted on the Army Times website.

17 Iraqi Officers Are Killed In Ambush of Police Convoy
Nelson Hernandez and Saad Sarhan. Washington Post, 14 April 2006.

U.S., Iraq Commanders Dislike Leave Rules
Antonio Castaneda. The Associated Press, 13 April 2006. Posted on the Seattle Post-Intelligencer website.

U.S., Iraqi Forces Double Patrols to Quell Baghdad Bloodshed
Agence France Presse, 13 April 2006.

Iraqi Death Squads 'Not Police'
BBC News, 12 April 2006.

Officials Grapple With Ethnic Split in Iraqi Forces
Bryan Bender and Farah Stockman. The Boston Globe, 11 April 2006.

Dousing the Flames of War
Jon Ward Anderson. Washington Post, 10 April 2006.

Iraqi Soldiers Roll in Their Own Humvees
Todd Pitman. The Associated Press, 10 April 2006.

We Can Handle Insurgents, Says Iraq's New Model Army
Colin Freeman. The Telegraph, 09 April 2006.

Risks and Rewards for Iraq Police
Andrew North. BBC News, 07 April 2006.

Police Hiring Boom in Sulaimaniyah
Frman Abdulrahman. Institute for War and Peace Reporting, 05 April 2006.

Iraq's Interior Ministry Refusing to Deploy U.S.-Trained Police
Jonathan Steele. The Guardian, 04 April 2006.

Pentagon Is Asked for Report on Iraqi Readiness
Bryan Bender. The Boston Globe, 03 April 2007.

Many Iraqi Soldiers Wounded by Own Guns
Antonio Castaneda. The Associated Press, 03 April 2006. Posted on the San Francisco Chronicle website.

Deadly Job in a Dangerous Place
John Koopman. San Francisco Chronicle, 03 April 2006.

U.S. Trains Iraq Jailers, No Date For Prison Transfer
Alastair Macdonald. Reuters, 02 April 2006.

Home-Grown Police Force Takes On Iraq Insurgents
Steve Negus. Financial Times, 31 March 2006.

Iraq Interior Minister Says Battling Gangs in Police
Mariam Karouny. Reuters, 29 March 2006.

Far-Flung Deployment Saps the Morale of Iraqi Soldiers
Steve Negus. Financial Times, 29 March 2006.

At Least 40 Killed At U.S.-Iraqi Base
CBS News, 27 March 2006.

Challenge for U.S.: Iraq's Handling of Detainees
Edward Wong. The New York Times, 24 March 2006.

In Falluja, Iraqi Forces Riven by Sectarianism
Fadel al-Badrani. Reuters, 24 March 2006. Posted on the Scotsman website.

Rehabilitating a Fighting Force
John Koopman. San Francisco Chronicle, 23 March 2006.

Why Iraq's Police Are a Deadly Problem
Christopher Allbritton. Time Magazine, 20 March 2006.

Iraqi Troop Control 'to Spread'
Adam Brookes. BBC News, 17 March 2006.

U.S. Troops' Danger Tied to Iraqi Army's Capability
Robert Burns. The Associated Press, 17 March 2006. Posted on the Army Times website.

Handover's Impact On the War Uncertain
Peter Baker and Bradley Graham. Washington Post, 15 March 2006.

The New Iraqi Army in Early 2006
Strategy Page, 13 March 2006.

Death Squads Operated From Inside Iraqi Government, Officials Say
Matthew Schofield. Knight Ridder Newspapers, 12 March 2006.

U.S. Expands Training to Address Iraqi Police Woes
Solomon Moore. Los Angeles Times, 09 March 2006.

U.S. Human Rights Report Criticizes Iraqi Police
Brian Knowlton. International Herald Tribune, 08 March 2006. (See report below).

Iraq: Country Report on Human Rights Practices - 2005
Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. U.S. Department of State. 08 March 2006.

Fear Flies High at New Iraq Air Force's First Base
Nick Olivari. Reuters, 08 March 2006.

Diversify Iraqi Security Forces
Roger Petersen and Paul Staniland. MIT Center for International Studies, 07 March 2006.

U.S. Is Seeking Better Balance in Iraqi Police
Edward Wong. The New York Times, 07 March 2006.

Training Iraqi Police is Key Challenge for U.S. Military
Dogen Hannah. Knight Ridder Newspapers, 02 March 2006.

Baghdad Official Who Exposed Executions Flees
Jonathan Steele. The Guardian, 02 March 2006.

Iraq's Death Squads: On the Brink of Civil War
Andrew Buncombe and Patrick Cockburn. The Independent, UK, 26 February 2006. Posted on the Information Clearing House website.

U.S. Report on Iraqi Troops Is Mixed
Robert Burns. The Associated Press, 25 February 2006. Posted on the Washington Post website. (See report below).

General Faults U.S. on Iraqi Military
Thom Shanker. The New York Times, 11 February 2006.

Measuring Stability and Security In Iraq
Report to Congress, February 2006 (.pdf file).

Iraqi Police Fear Danger in Ranks
Jeremy Redmon. Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 23 February 2006.

Elite Iraqi Units Seeks Footing as It Fills U.S. Boots
Thom Shanker. The New York Times, 20 February 2006.

U.S. Handover to Iraqis Marked By Mistrust
Michael Hastings and Scott Johnson. Newsweek, 20 February 2006.

Challenges for Iraq's Army
Anthony H. Cordesman. United Press International, 17 February 2006.

U.S. Reports Discovery of Apparent Death Squad in Iraq
Liz Sly. The Chicago Tribune, 15 February 2006. Posted on the Duluth News-Tribune website.

Iraqi Policemen Shrug Off Classroom Lessons on Human Rights
Agence France Presse, 15 February 2006.

Iraqi Force Development: A Current Status Report
Anthony Cordesman. CSIS, 14 February 2006. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website (.pdf file).

Shiite Urges Restraint by Security Units
Jonathan Finer. Washington Post, 09 February 2006.

U.S. Sets Up New Iraqi Prison System
Alan Elsner. Reuters, 08 February 2006.

As Iraqi Shiites Police Sunnis, Rough Justice Feeds Bitterness
Sabrina Tavernise. The New York Times, 06 February 2006. Posted on the Fair Use website.

Iraqi Forces Beset by Sectarian Differences: U.S. Intelligence Czar
Agence France Presse, 02 February 2006.

New Iraq Officers on Sharp Learning Curve
Mark John. Reuters, 01 February 2006.

Iraqis Handed Partial Security Control of Green Zone
Jonathan Finer. Washington Post, 01 February 2006.

Iraqi Desertions Complicate U.S. Mission
Antonio Castaneda. The Associated Press, 31 January 2006.

Playing Den Mother to a Fledgling Iraqi Army
Roger Cohen. The New York Times, 29 January 2006.

Iraqi Army May Be Light and Friendly
Jim Krane. The Associated Press, 25 January 2006.

Nearly 1,500 Iraqi Officers Finished NATO Training
The Associated Press, 19 January 2006. Posted on the Army Times website.

Police Recruits Among Massacre Victims Found in Iraq
Sabrina Tavernise. The New York Times, 19 January 2006. Posted on the Fair Use website.

Tel Afar's Ethnic Tug of War Puts Iraq Army to the Test
Ferry Biedermann. The Financial Times, 17 January 2006.

After Handover, Hussein Palaces Looted
Ellen Knickmeyer. Washington Post, 13 January 2006.

Iraq Sunnis Seek Police Jobs After Attack
Louise Roug. Los Angeles Times, 13 January 2006.

Efforts Intensify to Train Iraqi Police
Charles Levinson. The Christian Science Monitor, 12 January 2006.

Developing Iraq's Security Sector
Andrew Rathmell et al. RAND, 04 January 2006 (.pdf file).

Are Iraqi Police Engaging in Torture Tactics?
Richard Engel. NBC News, 29 December 2005.

U.S. Forces Aim to Bring Iraq Police Under Control
Alastair Macdonald. Reuters, 29 December 2005.

Iraq 'Incapable of Running Jails'
BBC, 28 December 2005.

Many Iraqi Soldiers See a Civil War on the Horizon
Tom Lasseter. Knight Ridder Newspapers, 27 December 2005.

Iraq Vote Shows Sunnis Are Few in New Military
Richard A. Oppel, Jr. The New York Times, 27 December 2005.

Jails Handover on Hold After Abuse of Detainees
Stephen Farrell. The Times, UK, 27 December 2005.

Iraqi Army Needs Armored Vehicles
Rowan Scarborough. The Washington Times, 27 December 2005.

Kurds in Iraqi Army Proclaim Loyalty to Militia
Tom Lasseter. Knight Ridder Newspapers, 27 December 2005.

Iraqi Battalion Takes Charge of Building Confidence
Neil MacDonald. Financial Times, 19 December 2005.

U.S., Iraqi Troops to Open Army School
Chris Tomlinson. The Associated Press, 18 December 2005.

New Mission for U.S. Division: To Put Iraqi Forces to the Test
Thom Shanker and Eric Schmitt. The New York Times, 18 December 2005.

U.S. Forces in Ramadi Leave Security to Iraqis to Raise Voter Turnout
Kirk Semple. The New York Times, 15 December 2005.

Bush's Strategy, Iraq's New Army Challenged by Ethnic Militias
Bloomberg, 13 December 2005.

Iraqi Army Endures Desertions
Antonio Castaneda. The Associated Press, 13 December 2005. Posted on The State website.

Iraq's Wolf Brigade Said to Be Effective, at Times Brutal
Elizabeth Vargas. ABC News, 13 December 2005.

To Raise an Army
Michael Moran. Newark Star-Ledger, 11 December 2005. Posted on the Council on Foreign Relations website.

What Iraqi Forces?
Elizabeth Spiro Clark. TomPaine.com, 08 December 2005.

With the 5th Fleet: Iraq's Crude Navy
Louis Hansen. The Virginian-Pilot, 06 December 2005.

Iraq VP Disputes Bush on Training of Forces
Sally Buzbee. The Associated Press, 05 December 2005. Posted on the Editor & Publisher website.

General Says Militias Split Loyalties of Iraqi Security Forces
Dexter Filkins. The New York Times, 03 December 2005.

U.S. Goals For Iraqi Forces Meet Success and Challenges in Najaf
Edward Wong. The New York Times, 03 December 2005.

Little Promise in Iraqi Security Forces
David Isenberg. Asia Times, 02 December 2005. Posted on the CDI website on 05 December 2005.

Deadly Dangers and Hope in Iraq's New Army
Deepa Babington. Reuters, 01 December 2005.

Why Iraq Has No Army
James Fallows. The Atlantic Monthly, December 2005.

Killings Linked to Shiite Squads in Iraqi Police Force
Solomon Moore. Los Angeles Times, 29 November 2005. Posted on the Truthout website.

Iraqi Force Development: Can Iraqi Forces Do the Job?
Anthony H. Cordesman. CSIS, 29 November 2005. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website (.pdf file).

Training Iraqi Police Remains Hard Task
Antonio Castaneda. The Associated Press, 29 November 2005. Posted on the Seattle Post-Intelligencer website.

More Iraqi Security Forces Play Lead Roles
Robert Burns. The Associated Press, 28 November 2005. Posted on The State website.

Shiite Urges U.S. to Give Iraqis Leeway In Rebel Fight
Ellen Knickmeyer. Washington Post, 27 November 2005.

U.S. to Transfer Security to Iraqis in Several Cities
Agence France Presse, 26 November 2005.

Under U.S. Design, Iraq's New Army Looks a Good Deal Like the Old One
Ellen Knickmeyer. Washington Post, 21 November 2005.

Iraqi Rift Grows After Discovery of Prison
Edward Wong and John F. Burns. The New York Times, 17 November 2005. Posted on the Fair Use website.

Iraqi Raid Appears Aimed at Wooing Sunnis
Robert H. Reid. The Associated Press, 16 November 2005.

Iraqi Officers Weigh Rejoining Army
Scott Peterson. Christian Science Monitor, 09 November 2005.

Iraq's Evolving Forces
David Petraeus. Remarks to CSIS, 07 November 2005. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website (.pdf file).

Iraq's Defense Minister Invites Former Army Officers to Return to Service
Robert H. Reid. The Associated Press, 02 November 2005. Posted on the Sign on San Diego website.

Sectarian Resentment Extends to Iraq's Army
Tom Lasseter. Knight Ridder Newspapers, 12 October 2005.

Hiding as Police, Militias Hold the Power in Basra
Richard A. Oppel Jr. New York Times, 09 October 2005. Posted on the Seattle Times website.

Iraqi Troops Suffer Fatalities Nearly Twice U.S. Rate
Rowan Scarborough. Washington Times, 04 October 2005.

Decline in Iraqi Troops' Readiness Cited
Josh White and Bradley Graham. Washington Post, 30 September 2005.

U.S. General Says Number of Capable Iraqi Battalions Drops to One
Liz Sidoti. The Associated Press, 29 September 2005. Posted on the Billings Gazette website.

Insurgents 'Inside Iraqi Police'
BBC News, 21 September 2005.

Largest Theft in History: $1 Billion Missing in Iraq
Patrick Cockburn. The Independent, 19 September 2005. Posted on the Truthout website.

Iraq Army is Handed Control of Holy City
Ashraf Khalil and Edmund Sanders. Los Angeles Times, 07 September 2005. Posted on the Star Tribune website.

Big Guns For Iraq? Not So Fast.
Craig S. Smith. New York Times, 28 August 2005.

Millions Embezzled at Iraqi Ministry
Ed Vulliamy and Richard Norton-Taylor. The Guardian, 22 August 2005.

Myers: 'Nobody Knows' When Iraqis Will Take Over Security
Drew Brown. Knight-Ridder, 09 August 2005.

Iraqi Soldiers Fear Leaving Training Base
ABC News Australia, 08 August 2005.

Worry Grows as Iraq's Defense Ministry Falls Short of Expectations
David S. Cloud. New York Times, 03 August 2005.

25 Iraqi Army Recruits Killed in Northern Iraq Attack
Al Jazeera, 29 July 2005.

Iraq's 'FBI' on Shoestring Budget
Steven Vincent. Christian Science Monitor, 27 July 2005.

Interagency Assessment of Iraq Police Training
U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Defense, 26 July 2005 (.pdf file).

Iraqis Not Ready to Fight Rebels on Their Own, U.S. Says
Eric Schmitt. New York Times, 21 July 2005.

Protecting Iraqi Security Forces
Adriana Lins de Albuquerque and Michael E. O'Hanlon. Washington Times, 18 July 2005. Posted on the Brookings Institution website.

Improving Security in Iraq
Gen. Barry McCaffrey. Testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, 18 July 2005 (.pdf file).

Iraq Seen Wasting $300 Million on Substandard Military Equipment
Hannah Allam. Knight-Ridder, 14 July 2005. Posted on the Global Policy Forum website.

Tough Times for 5th Brigade of Iraq's Army
Ashraf Khalil. Los Angeles Times, 12 July 2005. Posted on the Fairuse website.

Iraqi Security Tactics Evoke the Hussein Era
Jeffrey Fleishman and Asmaa Waguih. Los Angeles Times, 19 June 2005. Posted on the Fairuse website.

As Iraqi Army Trains, Word in the Field Is It May Take Years
Sabrina Tavernise and John F. Burns. New York Times, 13 June 2005. Posted on the Veterans for Common Sense website.

Building Iraq's Army: Mission Improbable
Anthony Shadid and Steve Fainaru. Washington Post, 10 June 2005.

Post-War Iraq: Foreign Contributions to Training, Peacekeeping and Reconstruction
Jeremy M. Sharp and Christopher M. Blanchard. CRS Report for Congress, 06 June 2005.

Iraqi Troops Refuse U.S. Training
ABC News Australia, 05 June 2005.

Nucleus of Iraq Army Composed of Shiites
Antonio Castaneda. The Associated Press, 04 June 2005.

The Man in Charge of Iraq's Police
Hamza Hendawi. The Associated Press, 02 June 2005.

A Higher Profile for Iraqi Troops?
Peter Grier and Neil MacDonald. Christian Science Monitor, 01 June 2005.

Efforts to Establish Army and Police Have Made Progress, but Future Plans Need to Be Better Defined
Report to the Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives, June 2005 (.pdf file).

US and Iraqis Join to Stem Abuse
Scott Peterson. Christian Science Monitor, 31 May 2005.

Down and Out with Iraqi Forces
David Axe. Salon.com, 23 May 2005. Posted on the Global Policy Forum website.

A Report Card on Iraqi Troops
Bradley Graham. Washington Post, 18 May 2005.

Amidst Doubts, CIA Hangs on to Control of Iraqi Intelligence Service
Hannah Allam and Warren P. Strobel. Knight Ridder, 08 May 2005.

Security Forces Are Targeted in Iraq As Insurgent Attacks Kill at Least 28
Caryle Murphy. Washington Post, 06 May 2005.

New Attacks Target Iraq Security Forces; 20 Dead
MSNBC, 05 May 2005.

Old Brutality Among New Iraqi Forces
Jill Carroll. Christian Science Monitor, 03 May 2005.

Iraq to Purge Corrupt Officers
Patrick J. McDonnell and Solomon Moore. Los Angeles Times, 01 May 2005.

The Way of the Commandos
Peter Maass. New York Times, 01 May 2005.

Iraqi Forces Desert Posts as Insurgent Attacks Are Stepped Up
Oliver Poole. The Telegraph, 25 April 2005.

Q&A: Cordesman on Training Iraqi Forces
Council on Foreign Relations, 20 April 2005. Posted on the New York Times website.

Insurgents Target Iraqi Soldier
BBC News, 19 April 2005.

Iraqi Forces 'Outweigh US Troops'
BBC News, 12 April 2005.

Handoff to Iraqi Forces Being Tested in Mosul
Steve Fainaru. Washington Post, 07 April 2005.

New Iraqi Soldiers Gain Ground but Face Pitfalls
James Glanz. New York Times, 06 April 2005.

Deaths Spur calls to Overhaul Iraqi Police
Anne Barnard. Boston Globe, 31 March 2005.

Iraqi Troop Training: Signs of Progress
Peter Grier. Christian Science Monitor, 29 March 2005.

Militiamen Push Their Version of Islam in the Absence of the Rule of Law
Kathleen Ridolfo. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 28 March 2005. Posted on the Global Policy Forum website.

Iraqi Troops Making Progress, if Slowly
Monte Morin. Los Angeles Times, 28 March 2005. Posted on the Fairuse website.

Iraqi Alliance Sets Sights on Revamping Police Force
Borzou Daragahi. Globe and Mail, 26 March 2005.

Iraq's New Security Forces: The Challenge of Sectarian and Ethnic Influences
Jeremy M. Sharp. Congressional Research Service, 25 March 2005. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website (.pdf file).

Iraq's New Security Forces: The Challenge of Sectarian and Ethnic Influences
Jeremy M. Sharp. CRS Report for Congress, 23 March 2005 (.pdf file).

Iraqi Troops 'Kill 80 Insurgents'
BBC News, 23 March 2005.

Strength of Iraqi Forces Questioned
Mark Mazzetti. Los Angeles Times, 15 March 2005. Posted on the Global Policy Forum website.

Preliminary Observations on Challenges in Transferring Security Responsibilities to Iraqi Military Police
Joseph A. Christoff. Testimony before Committee on Government Reform; Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats, and International Relations; House of Representatives, 14 March 2005.

For a Little Cash, Iraq Insurgents Can Join Police
Michael Georgy. Reuters UK, 10 March 2005.

When Is a Militia Not a Militia?
William S. Lind. Antiwar.com., 09 March 2005.

Strengthening Iraqi Military and Security Forces
Anthony H. Cordesman. CSIS, 17 February 2005. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website (.pdf file).

At Least 16 Iraqi Police Killed in Bombings
CNN, 24 February 2005.

At Least Six Police Killed, 20 Wounded in Attack Near Baghdad
Anthony Shadid. Washington Post, 11 February 2005.

Iraqi Army Rids Baghdad Hotspot of Americans
Charles Onians. Agence France Presse, 10 February 2005.

Contractors Find Security in Iraq
Spencer E. Ante. Business Week, 10 February 2005.

NATO Members Pledge Support for Iraq Training Mission
Eric Schmitt. The New York Times, 10 February 2005.

Many Iraqi Troops Not Fully Trained, U.S. Officials Say
Eric Schmitt. New York Times, 04 February 2005.

Iraq Army 'Intimidated by Rebels'
BBC News, 05 February 2005.

Iraq Security Forces Only 30% Trained
Eric Schmitt. The New York Times, 04 February 2005.

Iraqi Soldiers Dragged Off Bus
Gideon Long. Herald Sun, 04 February 2005.

Four Out of 10 Desert New Security Force
Jack Fairweather. Daily Telegraph, 02 February 2005. Posted on the Truthout website.

Strategies for Reshaping U.S. Policy in Iraq and the Middle East
Anthony H. Cordesman, Gregory S. Newbold and Peter Khalil. Testimony before the Committee on Foreign Relations, U.S. Senate, 01 February 2005.

Fixing Iraqi Combat Effectiveness
Lt. Col. Robert G. Fausti. Army, February 2005.

U.S. Path Out of Iraq: Hand Off Insurgency to Locals
John Yaukey. Gannett News Service, 23 January 2005. Posted on the USA Today website.

Multinational Security Command Trains, Equips Iraqi Forces
Jim Garamone. American Forces Press Service, 21 January 2005. Posted on the Global Security Forces website.

Ayatollah Alarms Sunnis with Pledge of Security Force Purge
James Hider. London Times, 12 January 2005.

Fear Stalks City Where the Police Hide behind Masks
Robert Fisk. The Independent, 12 January 2005. Posted on the Truthout website.

Iraqi Security Forces: Hunters and Hunted
Karl Vick. Washington Post, 11 January 2005.

Iraqi Police Take Brunt of Attacks
Dan Murphy. Christian Science Monitor, 11 January 2005.

Report Paints Bleak Picture of Iraqi Forces
Bryan Bender. The Boston Globe, 08 January 2005. Posted on the Common Dreams website.

Policemen Resigning Due to Insecurity and Threats
IRIN, 06 January 2005. Posted on the Occupation Watch website.

U.S. May Add Advisers to Aid Iraq's Military
Eric Schmitt. New York Times, 04 January 2005.

Death Toll of Iraqi Policemen Hits 1000: Minister
Sydney Morning Herald, 22 December 2004. Posted on the Fairuse website.

'Long Way to Go' Before Iraqis Take Over Security
Tom Squitieri and C. Mark Brinkley. USA Today, 14 December 2004.

Iraq Security Talks Plagued with Differences
Laurent Lozano. Agence France Presse, 02 December 2004.

U.S. Officials Say Iraq's Forces Founder Under Rebel Assaults
Richard A. Oppe. Jr. and James Glanz. New York Times, 30 November 2004.

US Employs Saddam's Old Commandos
Alastair Macdonald. Reuters, 27 November 2004.

50% of Iraqi Police have Deserted
William Kulin. Scoop (New Zealand), 26 November 2004.

Iraq's Army: How Effective?
Richard Sale. United Press International, 23 November 2004. Posted on the Fairuse website.

Police Defections Add to Mosul's Woes
Kathleen Ridolfo. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 17 November 2004. Posted on the Asia Times website.

Iraqi Troops Condemned, Threatened for Fighting; at Least 200 Desert
Hannah Allam and Tom Lasseter. Knight Ridder,, 08 November 2004. Posted on the Common Dreams website.

The Critical Role of Iraqi Military, Security, and Police Forces
Anthony H. Cordesman. Center for Strategic and International Studies, 07 October 2004. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website (.pdf file).

For Police Recruits, Risk Is Constant Companion
Steve Fainaru. Washington Post, 27 September 2004.

Cops, Killers & Moles
Babak Dehghanpisheh. Newsweek, 27 September 2004. Posted on the MSNBC website.

Effort to Train New Iraqi Army Is Facing Delays
Eric Schmitt. New York Times, 20 September 2004.

Rebuilding an Iraqi Force for Law and Order Amid the Chaos
The Scotsman, 10 September 2004.

Iraqi Security Forces: Numbers and Needs
Olga Oliker. Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service, 20 October 2004. Posted on the RAND website.

Sending in the 'Shahwanis'
Ilana Ozernoy. U.S. News and World Report, 04 October 2004.

'They Are So Undisciplined'
Matthew Cox. Army Times, 27 September 2004.

Iraq's Unready Security Forces: An Interim Assessment
Barak A. Salmoni. Middle East Review of International Affairs Journal, September 2004 (.pdf file).

Najaf Police: A Thin Blue Line Between Foes
Scott Baldauf. Christian Science Monitor, 23 August 2004.

Iraqi National Guard Members Reluctant to Fight Mahdi Army
Hannnah Allam. Knight Ridder Newspapers, 22 August 2004.

NATO Details Plan to Establish Training Implementation Mission in Iraq
Reid Mitenbuler. Inside Defense, 05 August 2004.

Inexcusable Failure: Progress in Training the Iraqi Army and Security Forces as of Mid-July 2004
Anthony Cordesman. Center for Strategic and International Studies, 20 July 2004. (.pdf file).

Troublemakers, Beware: Inside the U.S. Effort to Defeat Iraq's Angry Insurgents
Linda Robinson. U.S. News and World Report, 12 July 2004.

Effectiveness of Stability Operations During the Initial Implementation of the Transition Phase for Operation Iraqi Freedom
Col. Paul F. Dicker. Center for Strategic Leadership, Army War College, July 2004 (.pdf file).

Under Fire: Training the Iraqi Armed Forces
Maj. Wayne Marotto. Army, July 2004.

U.S. General: Iraq Police Training a Flop
Jim Krane. The Associated Press, 09 June 2004. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website.

Creating Military Institutions in Iraq and Afghanistan
Col. George B. Forsythe and Lt. Col. Casey Neff. Army, June 2004 (.pdf file).

Rebuilding Iraq: Resource, Security, Governance, Essential Services, and Oversight Issues
GAO Report to Congressional Committees, June 2004 (.pdf file).

Former Baathists Being Recruited for Elite Security Squad
Orly Halpern. The Globe and Mail, 19 May 2004.

Benning Troops Train Iraqi Army
Eliamar Castanon. The Bayonet, 05 May 2004. Posted on the TRADOC website.

U.S., Seeking to Stabilize Iraq, Casts Baathists in Lead Roles
John F. Burns and Ian Fisher. New York Times, 03 May 2004.

Deal Is Reached to Cede Control of City to Iraqi Troops
John Kifner and Edward Wong. New York Times, 30 April 2004.

Rumsfeld's Police Secret
David Corn and Kristin V. Jones. The Nation, 28 April 2004.

Former Generals of Saddams Regime Reinstated to New US-Trained Army
Patrick Cockburn. The Independent, 23 April 2004. Posted on the U.S. Labor Against War website.

Scared Half to Death, the Security Force Lock Themselves Behind the Barricades
Rory McCarthy. The Guardian, 02 April 2004.

Joint Chiefs Bypassed in Decision to Disband Iraqi Army:  Pace
Agence France-Presse, 18 February 2004. Posted on the Common Dreams website.

Iraqi Police a Law Unto Themselves
David Enders. Asia Times, 03 February 2004.

Secret Police Force to Be Set Up in Iraq
Julian Coman. The Telegraph, 05 January 2004. Posted on The Age website.

Iraq:  Building a New Security Structure
Middle East Report #20, International Crisis Group, 23 December 2003 (.pdf file).

On the Beat in Basra
Paul Adams. BBC News, 11 December 2003.

Iraqi Security Forces Torn Between Loyalties
Anthony Shadid. Washington Post, 25 November 2003.

Speeding up to Nowhere: Training the New Iraqi Police
Brian Cloughley. Counter Punch, 08 November 2003.

Iraqis' New Army Gets Slow Start
Alex Berenson. New York Times, 20 September 2003. Posted on the Middle East Information Center website.

Iraqi Minister Assembling Security Force
Rajiv Chandrasekaran. Washington Post, 18 September 2003.

Iraqi Role Grows In Security Forces
Dana Priest. Washington Post, 05 September 2003.

U.S.-British Project:  To Build a Postwar Iraqi Armed Force of 40,000 Soldiers in 3 Years
Patrick E. Tyler. New York Times, 24 June 2003.

US Decides to Pay Iraqi Soldiers and Form New Army
Scott Peterson. Christian Science Monitor, 24 June 2003.

U.S. Announces Creation of New Iraq Army
Jim Krane. The Associated Press, 23 June 2003. Posted on the Washington Post website.

U.S. Ready to Begin Rebuilding Iraq Army
Robert Burns. Washington Post, 12 June 2003.

Iraqi Military and Security Services Disbanded
The Guardian, 23 May 2003.

Postwar Force Could Be 125,000; Size Will Depend on Iraq's Stability
Tom Squitieri. USA Today, 28 April 2003. Posted on the Globalsecurity.org website.

US Marines Urge Former Police to Come Back
Michael Slackman and Tony Perry. Los Angeles Times, Agence France-Presse, and Reuters, 14 April 2003. Posted on The Age website.

CETO Quick Look: Dealing with the Civilian Population in Post-Saddam Iraq
U.S. Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory, 06 February 2003.

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