TITLE

Equipping the Iraqi Security Forces

AUTHOR(S)
Edwards, Brian
PUB. DATE
May 2005
SOURCE
Army Logistician;May/Jun2005, Vol. 37 Issue 3, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
16972067

 

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