About this blog...

I am a former leader of a Human Terrain Team in Iraq. My intent with this blog was to identify relevant, open-source materials on Iraqi culture, society, politics, religion and economics - just about anything on or about the Iraqi population in general.

I am continuing the blog now only sporadically, as a means of information distribution in support of efforts to improve a vital program hamstrung by failures in execution.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Security Forces in Iraq

Two Americans argue in Financial Times that we need to stop training and arming security forces (since they'll only turn on each other, us or the Saudis) while an author in the Daily Star (Lebanon) claims that the only path to stability in Iraq is military dictatorship a la Turkey, Pakistan and Nigeria in various points of their history.

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