Skip to comments.Bloggers Roundtable from a Forgotten Front: Equipment and Training
Posted on 03/24/2011 12:34:03 PM PDT by DJ Elliott
I participated in a Bloggers Roundtable with the Director of Strategic Effects and United States Forces Iraq Spokesman Major General Jeffrey Buchanan. I was tail-end Charlie and was surprised that no one asked about the US Excess Defense Articles [EDA] equipment delivery or the external defense training programs for the Iraqi Army [IA] before I did. I was hoping someone else would ask so I could move down my list of questions. It was obvious the General was primed for these 2 topics.
One interesting item was that a joint "Intelligence and Operations Center" is being established to coordinate all the various Iraqi Security Force [ISF] intelligence collection and dissemination. Especially dissemination this is a weak point in the ISF. The various intelligence commands do not talk to each other. This is a common problem in many countries.
US Excess Defense Articles [EDA]
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