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The State of Iraq’s Armed Forces




The State Department regularly issues unclassified reports on Iraq, detailing the status of oil production, upgrades to electrical services, training of the Iraqi military, and a range of other activities. The most recent issue of the "Iraq Weekly Status Report," dated Sept. 22, includes this table summarizing the state of Iraq’s armed forces. The administration often touts the training and equipping of these forces as evidence of progress, but a close look at the numbers reveals that Iraqi forces are far from ready.

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