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My Turn: Invading Iraq wasn't our worst mistake

...from future employment in the public sector." He followed that up with CPA Order No. 2, which formally disbanded the Iraqi Army.Thus, having alienated the only people who knew how to make Iraq work as a civil society and having deprived them...
Dismantling of Iraqi army haunts U.S.

...such violence could not be handled by police, who command little respect in Iraqi society. Slocombe envisioned a small Iraqi army, with U.S. troops taking on "the terrorists" for the foreseeable future. This misperception of Iraq's needs...
UN: Iraq sees highest annual death toll in years

...turn on al-Qaida in 2005-2007, that they too had been targeted by extremists.On Tuesday, Maliki said that the Iraqi army would hand over control of cities in Anbar province to the local police, a main demand of discontented Sunni politicians...
Top general opposes timetable for Iraq exit

...and the use of military adviser teams embedded with Iraqi army and police forces needs to be expanded, Abizaid told...needed now is to place more U.S. troops inside the Iraqi army and police units to train and advise them. Having visited...
Alaska's Stryker Brigade halfway through its Iraq mission

...academies and training programs for Iraqi army officers and soldiers that include...counterinsurgency operations to five of the nine Iraqi army battalions it's working with, Shields said. Still, all the Iraqi army battalions, even the five that have...
Alaska Digest

...troops go on the offensive ANCHORAGE - Iraqi Army troops backed by coalition forces...called Operation Black Eagle. The 8th Iraqi Army Division launched it in response...others, the statement said. Two Iraqi Army soldiers and one coalition soldier...
Stryker soldier grateful to be back home in the U.S.

...Brigade Combat Team, after nearly a year in Iraq, will have to stay longer. Stryker Brigade troops have been helping the Iraqi Army and the Iraqi police with security. A senior Defense Department official who spoke on condition of anonymity said Wednesday...
Brigade to return this weekend

...Alaska-based troops since the Vietnam War. The brigade served in cities across northern and western Iraq. Members worked with Iraqi army and police forces, training them and conducting searches and patrols. After the brigade began returning home in July...
Welcome-home ceremony slated for Stryker soldiers

...Mosul, in what was the largest combat deployment of Alaska-based troops since the Vietnam War. The 172nd worked with Iraqi army and police forces, training them and conducting searches and patrols. The Stryker soldiers were expected to return...
A long recovery for Fairbanks solider

...guys" from the Abu Ghraib sector. "We shut down the problems we were having in the area and turned it over to the Iraqi army and moved on," he said. "When we arrived there were significantly more IEDs going off than when we left. After three...


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