Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq/External Links
The following are external links related to the main article Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq.
- Army Infantry Brigades.
- Iraqi Army: Order of Battle.
- Iraqi Intervention Force. New Iraqi Army, 1st Division.
- Iraqi Military Reconstruction.
- Iraqi National Guard ("In January 2005 all Iraqi National Guard units in Iraq were absorbed into the sovereign nation's new army.")
- Iraqi Navy (formerly Iraqi Coastal Defense Force).
- Iraqi Special Forces.
- New Iraqi Army and New Iraqi Army Equipment.
- Anthony H. Cordesman, Working Draft: "Strengthening Iraqi Military and Security Forces," Center for Strategic and International Studies, December 23, 2004 (Update); January 28, 2005 (Update).
- Briefing memorandum for the hearing Building Iraqi Security Forces, scheduled for Monday, March 14, 2005 at 12:00 noon, room 2154 Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C. Provides overview of MNSTC-I functions and responsibilities.
Articles & Commentary
- "US Starts Building New Iraq Army", DEBKAfile Exclusive Report, June 23, 2003: "Two high-powered Americans attended the event to underscore these points: Paul Bremer, civil administrator of Iraq, and Liz Cheney, assistant secretary of state for the Near East, 36-year old daughter of the vice president."
- Robert Burns, "New Iraq Army to Cost $2 Billion to Build," Associated Press, September 19, 2003.
- Mark Forbes, "Australian bid to train new Iraq army," stuff/NZ, November 20, 2003: "Australia is pursuing plans to train the new Iraqi army and speed the coalition's handover of power, according to Australian Defence Force chief Peter Cosgrove."
- John F. Burns, "In Hussein's Shadow, New Iraqi Army Strives to Be Both New and Iraqi," New York Times, January 7, 2004.
- "Iraqi Forces to Take on Security Role," Associated Press (Free Republic), February 25, 2004.
- Matthew Schofield, "U.S.-trained Iraqi forces failed to support U.S. troops," Knight Ridder News Service (North County Times), April 16, 2004.
- Lourdes Navarro, "Iraqi security forces 'worked against' U.S.," Associated Press (Washington Times), April 23, 2004.
- "Allawi Restructures Iraqi Security Forces," Associated Press (Arab News), June 21, 2004.
- Steven Komarow, "Iraq's security forces brace for larger role," USA Today, June 27, 2004.
- Thomas E. Ricks, "General Defends Pace of Iraqi Training. Local Control Seen By End of the Year," Washington Post, September 21, 2004.
- David H. Petraeus, "Battling for Iraq," Washington Post, September 26, 2004.
- Fred Kaplan, "Lies, Damned Lies, and Bush's Iraq Statistics. The security forces are inadequate, the coalition is a joke, and reconstruction has barely begun," Slate, October 7, 2004.
- Olga Oliker, "Iraqi Security Forces: Numbers and Needs," Knight Ridder News Service (RAND Corporation), October 20, 2004.
- David Isenberg, "Iraqi forces short on security," Asia Times, October 20, 2004.
- Borzou Daragahi, "Massacre feared a setup. Infiltrators plague Iraqi security forces," San Francisco Chronicle, October 26, 2004.
- Jim Garamone, "Multinational Security Command Trains, Equips Iraqi Forces," American Forces Press Service, January 21, 2005.
- "U.S. commander says local forces not ready. Casey: Iraqi security may never be able to beat insurgents," Associated Press (MSNBC), January 26, 2005.
- "Buildup Of Iraqi Security Forces Slowed," Associated Press (military.com), January 31, 2005.
- "US military begins transfer of authority to Iraqi security forces," Iraq Development Program, February 25, 2005.
- Terri Lukach, "Insurgency Weakening; Iraqi Security Forces Growing Stronger," American Forces Press Service, March 8, 2005.
- Peter Grier, "Iraqi troop training: signs of progress. Critics say Pentagon keeps revising number of trained forces, proving the US has no exit strategy, but military sees gains," Christian Science Monitor, March 29, 2005.
- "Iraqi Security Forces Gain Strength," Assyrian International News Agency, April 11, 2005. Report on behalf of the Multinational Force.
- David Axe, "Down and out with Iraqi forces. On patrol with Iraq's ragtag army, a reporter discovers why American troops will not be coming home anytime soon," Salon, May 23, 2005.
- Mark Mazzetti, "NATO aims to train Iraqi security forces," Los Angeles Times (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette), June 10, 2005.
- Patrick J. McDonnell, "Ranks Plagued by Infiltrators," Los Angeles Times (TruthOut), June 29, 2005: "Weak controls allow rebels to inflict harm in security forces' midst. Officials say improving screening is essential."
- "Iraqis Not Ready to Fight Rebels on Their Own, US Says," New York Times (TruthOut), July 21, 2005.
- Sgt. Matthew Acosta, "Iraqi Army Conducts Independent Operation," Defend America, September 11, 2005: "For the first time since the war started, an Iraqi battalion-sized element conducted independent operations, backed up by coalition airpower and fire support ... 38 Iraqi vehicles and 375 Iraqi soldiers." [Note the date.
- "Iraqi Security Forces cross symbolic milestone," Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq, October 11, 2005.
- Bill Roggio, "al Qaeda and Iraqi Security Forces," The Fourth Rail, October 11, 2005.
- Bill Roggio, "Iraqi Security Forces Update," The Fourth Rail, October 13, 2005.
- James Fallows, "Why Iraq Has No Army," The Atlantic, December 2005: "An orderly exit from Iraq depends on the development of a viable Iraqi security force, but the Iraqis aren't even close. The Bush administration doesn't take the problem seriously—and it never has."
- "Bush's Strategy, Iraq's New Army Challenged by Ethnic Militias," Bloomberg News, December 13, 2005.
- Michael Moss and David Rohde, "Misjudgments Marred U.S. Plans for Iraqi Police," New York Times, May 21, 2006.
- Amit R. Paley, "In Baghdad, a Force Under the Militias' Sway. Infiltration of Iraqi Police Could Delay Handover of Control for Years, U.S. Trainers Suggest," Washington Post, October 31, 2006. re Iraqi insurgency, Exit Strategy from Iraq, and civil war in Iraq
- Sudarsan Raghavan, "Scores Kidnapped At Iraqi Ministry," Washington Post, November 15, 2006.
- "The Outsourcing of Security," BuffaloPundit, December 4, 2006. re DynCorp