Operation Iraqi Freedom: Preliminary Observations on Iraqi Security Forces' Logistical Capabilities
GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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The National Strategy for Victory in Iraq, issued in November 2005, implies a conditions-based linkage between the development of the Iraqi Security Forces ISF and the size and shape of the U.S. presence there. The Department of Defense DoD reported to Congress in November 2006 that although the Iraqi Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Interior had about 323,000 trained and equipped forces, there was a serious shortcoming for both Ministries in the planning and executing of their logistics and sustainment requirements. According to DoD, without a developed logistical system the ISF will require continued Coalition support. Todays testimony addresses the following 1 the current state of the ISFs logistical capabilities, and 2 the challenges the ISF is facing to achieve logistical self-sufficiency. This testimony contains unclassified portions of a classified report that was issued on March 7, 2007. GAOs preliminary observations are based on audit work performed from January 2006 through March 2007.
- Government and Political Science
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies