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New tools to fight insurgents
Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | USN Journalist 2nd Class John J. Pistone

Posted on 09/13/2006 7:16:10 PM PDT by SandRat

An Iraqi Police dog attacks a mock insurgent. Department of Defense photo by Navy Journalist 2nd Class John J. Pistone.
An Iraqi Police dog attacks a mock insurgent. Department of Defense photo by Navy Journalist 2nd Class John J. Pistone.
BAGHDAD -- It may appear to some that the task of restoring law and order to the streets of Baghdad is too daunting a job for the Iraqi Police. However, the officers of Baghdad’s Rusafah Police Directorate believe that through proper training, hard work and advanced technology they can rid the city of insurgency and terrorism.

The directorate recently unveiled some of its tools, showcasing a bomb-sniffing dog and a new secure communications system. The police also demonstrated an advanced detainee database and an improvised explosive device-detecting robot.

During the demonstration, Iraqi Police Gen. Adnon, commanding officer of the Rusafah Directorate, said he was very proud of the Police officers in his area.

The Rusafah Police demonstrated one of their new improvised explosive device-detecting robots. Department of Defense photo by Navy Journalist 2nd Class John J. Pistone.
The Rusafah Police demonstrated one of their new improvised explosive device-detecting robots. Department of Defense photo by Navy Journalist 2nd Class John J. Pistone.
“These officers have worked very hard to learn the skills necessary to fight the insurgency,” Adnon said with the help of an interpreter. “We are very proud to be able to show you our skills and new technologies.”

Adnon said the addition of new equipment will help Police secure the streets of Baghdad, while the new armored vehicles will insure the safety of his officers.

“Thanks to the help of our Coalition brothers we now have some of the most modern weapons available to defeat the terrorists,” he said. “The new trucks mean that our officers can safely stay out on patrol, which means our city will be safer.”

According to U.S. Army Capt. Rob Rodock, commander of the 204th Military Police Company working with the Rusafah Police, getting the equipment into the hands of the Iraqis was just one piece of the puzzle.

“This police department is responsible for quite a large area in Baghdad – basically anything that happens on the east side of the Tigris falls under this directorate,” Rodock said. “They now have and know how to use a K9 unit, IED-detecting robots, the JUMP detainee database system and night vision goggles. Their proficiency in using these new tools is what matters most.”

At the end of the showcase, Adnon issued a warning to those who practice or support terrorism or the insurgency. “To the terrorists I say: ‘Beware. We now have the tools and the skills to defeat you, our officers are no longer sitting waiting for you. We are going to take the fight to you, find you and those who support you and in the name of Iraq, we will defeat you.’”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: fight; insurgents; iraq; islamofascists; new; terrorists; tools

1 posted on 09/13/2006 7:16:12 PM PDT by SandRat
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To: SandRat
FR WAR NEWS!

WAR News You'll Hear Nowhere Else!

2 posted on 09/13/2006 7:18:04 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat
A great story. Iraqi's using dogs, whom are held in very low esteem to say the least in the Quran, thanking their coalition partners in newly accquired armor vehicles.
Truly a quagmire in the spirit of Wally Cronkcase ah.
3 posted on 09/13/2006 7:23:57 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned)
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To: SandRat
"...We are going to take the fight to you, find you and those who support you and in the name of Iraq, we will defeat you..."

I read 'kill' for 'defeat', and that's a good thing!

"No stupid ACLU lawyers for you, Achmed. You'll be damned lucky to make it to the police station alive!"

They'll eventually get around to Miranda stuff later..................FRegards

4 posted on 09/13/2006 10:08:51 PM PDT by gonzo (.........Good grief!...I'm as confused as a baby in a topless club!.........)
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