Tell It to the TROOPS

Conway, James T.
October 2005
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Oct2005, Vol. 131 Issue 10, p20
Conference Proceeding
This article focuses on the comments by the U.S. troops about the remarkable change in the quality and capability of Iraqi Security Forces. Since May 2004, a period of just 17 months, they have seen the Iraqi Army grow from one battalion with the courage and determination to fight in Fallujah. to over 88 battalions that are trained, equipped, and engaged in counterinsurgency operations. In spite of the deadly explosions and attempts at intimidation by insurgents, there is no shortage of young Iraqi males seeking to join the armed forces. The eventual target is to build Iraqi Security Forces to approximately 300,000 strong.


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