Williamson III, Curtis L.
January 2006
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Jan2006, Vol. 132 Issue 1, p52
Conference Proceeding
This article focuses on the rebuilding of the Iraqi army. Recruiting for the Iraqi army has never been an issue of want. For every soldier accepted into the army, easily 10 to 15 other able-bodied Iraqis were seeking the job. A competitive pay scale made the army appealing in the recovering economy. This in turn created a work program effect that continues to undermine the reliability of the army. Many initial government positions for relatively educated civilians command starting salaries on the average of 250,000 Iraqi dinars per month.


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