Accession Number : ADA471837


Title :   The Report of the Independent Commission on the Security Forces of Iraq


Corporate Author : REPORT OF INDEPENDENT COMMISSION ON SECURITY FORCES OF IRAQ ABG MD


Personal Author(s) : Jones, James L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a471837.pdf


Report Date : 06 Sep 2007


Pagination or Media Count : 154


Abstract : The Independent Commission on the Security Forces of Iraq was chartered by the United States Congress in Public Law 110-28, signed into law by President George W. Bush on May 25, 2007, to assess the readiness of Iraq's military and police forces to fulfill four major responsibilities: maintain the territorial integrity of Iraq, deny safe haven to international terrorists, bring greater security to the country's 18 provinces in the next 12 to 18 months, and bring an end to sectarian violence to achieve national reconciliation. Further, the Commission was tasked to evaluate the capacity of the Iraqi Security Forces (military and police) in key functional areas, including training, equipping, command and control, intelligence, and logistics, and to consider the likelihood that continued U.S. support would contribute to the ISF's readiness. Finally, the law directed the Commission to report its full findings to Congress. At the request of Congress, the Commission is submitting its report in advance of its statutory deadline so that policymakers can consider its findings concurrently with other progress reports on Iraqi security that will soon be submitted to the executive and legislative branches.


Descriptors :   *IRAQ , *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , *MILITARY POLICE , *OPERATIONAL READINESS , TRAINING , SECTARIAN VIOLENCE , SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES , SECURITY , LAW ENFORCEMENT , TERRORISM


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE