TITLE

ON THE RAGGED EDGE

AUTHOR(S)
Williamson III, Curtis L.
PUB. DATE
January 2006
SOURCE
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Jan2006, Vol. 132 Issue 1, p52
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Proceeding
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
19412077

 

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