Skip to comments.Thoughts on ISF Development and Iraq’s Ability to Defend Itself
Posted on 01/16/2011 1:39:56 AM PST by DJ Elliott
This is a pure opinion piece a rant. Most of the times I write about what I think the Iraqi Security Forces are doing or report on what they are actually doing. Some readers think that I agree with what is being done to develop those forces. Not true. I think that they are making some very dangerous errors.
Politics the Ruling Politicians are in Fantasyland
When I outlined my top 5 procurement priorities if I were the Iraqi Minister of Defense in an e-mail, one of my regulars replied: Actually DJ your top priority should be the agreement to keep US forces in Iraq after 2011. All the items below are secondary. He was quite correct.
However, both the current US and Iraqi administrations apparently do not want to listen to realistic appraisals of the ability of the ISF to defend Iraq in 2012. The ISF is a good counter-insurgency force but, it is incapable of defending Iraq against a conventional invasion. The ISF was never planned to be ready for external defense in 2012 that capability was planned for 2020. Both US and Iraqi politicians chose the 2012 withdraw date without regard to military advice.
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If they are not interested, they can ignore it.
If they are interested, they are probably reading my site already - it is the primary source for all ISF OOBs in the public domain...
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