Iraqi police and soldiers not very capable
Iraq-USA, Politics, 7/23/2005
"About half of Iraq's new police battalions are still being established and cannot conduct operations, while the other half of the police units and two-thirds of the new army battalions are only "partially capable" of carrying out counterinsurgency missions, and only with American help, according to a newly declassified Pentagon assessment," The New York Times reported thursday.
"Only 'a small number' of Iraqi security forces are capable of fighting the insurgency without American assistance, while about one-third of the army is capable of 'planning, executing and sustaining counterinsurgency operations' with allied support, the analysis said," the New York Times reported.
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