Equipping the Iraqi Security Forces

Edwards, Brian
May 2005
Army Logistician;May/Jun2005, Vol. 37 Issue 3, p22
The article discusses the U.S. Army's efforts to equip the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) with military supplies and armament. The ISF consists of four organizations: the Iraqi National Guard, the Iraqi Security Police, the Department of Border Patrol, and the Facilities Protection Services. The members of all four organizations were recruited from the Iraqi population, and most of their equipment consists of weapons the recruits furnished and vehicles they confiscated. The most difficult and dangerous part of building the ISF was receiving their equipment and fielding it to them. The ISF lacked most of the equipment needed to maintain a credible force.


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