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2009-09-09 13:34:00

FORT BELVOIR, Va., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Iraqi army soldiers are learning from the best how to build an efficient national logistics system. A team of nine experts from various Defense Logistics Agency depots are mentoring Iraqis at the Taji National Supply Depot to receive, store and issue supplies to Iraqi units. The depot is scheduled for transition to full Iraqi control on Dec. 31. "Since June 2008, our focus has been to progressively get the Iraqis to take over authority...

2009-05-18 13:57:00

WASHINGTON, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- B. Elbert Westley George III, 36, a U.S. Army captain who was stationed in Iraq, pleaded guilty today to participating in a scheme to steal U.S. government equipment and sell it to a local Iraqi businessman, announced Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division Lanny A. Breuer and Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia Dana J. Boente. In a related case, Roy Greene Jr., a sergeant first class in the U.S. Army who was...

2009-03-17 06:00:00

General Anwer Ahmed, Iraqi Air Force Commander will give a keynote presentation at the 3rd annual Iraq Aviation & Defense Summit. IADS will take place April 1-2, 2009 in Mclean, VA. WASHINGTON, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- IADS officials confirmed today that General Anwer Ahmed to deliver a keynote address during the April 1-2 event at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in McLean, Virginia. "We are delighted to have General Ahmed join us for this important event," said Ahmed Farajallah, Project Manager...

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2008-07-21 06:00:00

By Charles Levinson Can Iraqi troops fight -- and win -- on their own? That question has become even more urgent after President Bush, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki all spoke in recent days about setting either vague or specific time frames for withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq. Recent evidence suggests that although the Iraqi military has made enormous progress, it is still dependent on small teams of American advisers who can...

2006-08-30 10:21:24

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The top American general in Iraq said on Wednesday he foresaw Iraqi forces assuming control of the country's security within 12 to 18 months with "very little" support from U.S.-led forces. General George Casey denied suggestions that a fierce battle between militiamen and the Iraqi army in the town of Diwaniya south of Baghdad on Monday, in which 20 soldiers were killed, was a setback in U.S. efforts to strengthen the new military. "The Iraqi armed forces...

2006-08-17 08:01:13

By Ross Colvin BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. troops are patrolling the streets in some Baghdad neighborhoods on foot in a new bid to win the trust of Iraqis, an unusual sight for many residents more used to seeing them travel in armored vehicle convoys. Taking a more personal approach to Iraqis long critical of heavy handed tactics is part of the strategy aimed at reclaiming Baghdad's most dangerous neighborhoods from insurgents and easing communal strife. Thousands of U.S....

2006-08-17 03:05:17

By Ross Colvin BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. troops are patrolling the streets in some Baghdad neighborhoods on foot in a new bid to win the trust of Iraqis, an unusual sight for many residents more used to seeing them travel in armored vehicle convoys. Taking a more personal approach to Iraqis long critical of heavy handed tactics is part of the strategy aimed at reclaiming Baghdad's most dangerous neighborhoods from insurgents and easing communal strife. Thousands of U.S....

2006-06-26 09:20:59

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House confirmed on Monday that the top U.S. military commander in Iraq has drafted a plan for U.S. troop cuts there, but said the plan was just one option being considered and was not set in stone. "General (George) Casey is assigned the business of making a lot of plans and this is one of the plans that is under consideration," White House spokesman Tony Snow said. "But for anybody who thinks that this is engraved in stone, it is not," he said,...

2006-06-11 10:44:37

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The commander of U.S. troops in Iraq on Sunday predicted a gradual reduction of American forces in the country if the new Iraqi unity government held together and the Iraqi army improved. Army Gen. George Casey said a growing number of Iraqi army units were capable of leading the battle against the insurgency with U.S. logistical support and he expected almost all of them to develop this capability by the end of this year. "As long as the Iraqi security forces...

2006-05-13 05:47:18

By Ghazwan al-Jibouri BALAD, Iraq (Reuters) - An Iraqi soldier was killed on Friday in a clash between two army units which prompted intervention by U.S. forces, the U.S. military said on Saturday. The report may reflect ethnic and sectarian tension dividing the new U.S.-trained army that Washington hopes will replace American troops and prevent civil war. But Iraqi police and military officers flatly denied it. A senior Iraqi officer coordinating activities with the U.S. military...


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