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Measuring Stability and Security in Iraq March 2010 [Summary of Quarterly Report to Congress]
Montrose Toast ^ | 10 May 2010 | DJ Elliott

Posted on 05/10/2010 11:11:09 AM PDT by DJ Elliott

The unclassified version of the March 2010 quarterly report to Congress “Measuring Stability and Security in Iraq” was placed on-line on 1 May. This article highlights and summarizes key items concerning the Iraqi Security Forces. The data cutoff date for this report, unless otherwise stated, is 28 February 2010. Italics are quotes from the report. [ ] marks indicate added comments or amplification. Boldface has been added to highlight key points.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: airforce; army; executiveorder; executiveorders; iraq; reporttocongress; security
I trimmed an 89 page report down to 10. Plenty of additional data on econ, attitudes, etc in the original.
1 posted on 05/10/2010 11:11:09 AM PDT by DJ Elliott
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“Measuring Stability and Security In Iraq
March 2010
Report to Congress
In accordance with the
Department of Defense Supplemental Appropriations Act 2008
(Section 9204, Public Law 110-252)”

2 posted on 05/12/2010 2:01:36 AM PDT by Cindy
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Note: The following text is a quote:

Home • Briefing Room • Presidential Actions • Executive Orders

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release May 10, 2010
Executive Order— Temporary Organization to Facilitate a Strategic Partnership with the Republic of Iraq

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 202 of the Revised Statutes (22 U.S.C. 2656) and section 3161 of title 5, United States Code, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. Establishment. There is established within the Department of State, in accordance with section 3161 of title 5, United States Code, a temporary organization to be known as the Iraq Strategic Partnership Office (ISPO).

Sec. 2. Purpose of the Temporary Organization. The purpose of the ISPO shall be to perform the specific project of
supporting executive departments and agencies in facilitating the strategic partnership between the U.S. Government and the Republic of Iraq, in further securing and stabilizing the country, and in continuing an effective diplomatic presence in Iraq.

Sec. 3. Functions of the Temporary Organization. In carrying out its purpose set forth in section 2, the ISPO shall:

(a) support executive departments and agencies in transitioning to a strategic partnership with the Republic of
Iraq in economic, diplomatic, cultural, and security fields based on the Strategic Framework Agreement;

(b) assist with and coordinate the drawdown of Provincial Reconstruction Teams;

(c) support and create a sustainable Rule of Law mission in Iraq, including the Police Development Program;

(d) complete any remaining coordination, oversight, or reporting functions for Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Fund monies;

(e) assume any functions assigned to the Iraq Transition Assistance Office (ITAO) remaining as of the date of this order; and

(f) perform such other functions related to the specific project set forth in section 2 as the Secretary of State
(Secretary) may assign.

Sec. 4. Personnel and Administration. (a) The ISPO shall be headed by a Director selected by the Secretary.

(b) The Secretary shall transfer from the ITAO to the ISPO the personnel, assets, liabilities, and records of the ITAO.

Sec. 5. General Provisions. (a) This order shall be implemented in accordance with applicable law, subject to the
availability of appropriations, and consistent with Presidential guidance.

(b) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:

(i) authority granted by law to an executive department, agency, or the head thereof; or

(ii) functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

(c) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at
law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

(d) The ISPO shall terminate at the end of the maximum period permitted by section 3161 (a) (1) of title 5, United States Code, unless sooner terminated by the Secretary.


May 7, 2010.

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