Good News from Iraq in The Advisor
On a regular weekly basis, a comprehensive roundup of positive developments in the progress of Iraqi Security Forces' evolution into a self-sustaining, independent force can be found in The Advisor (PDF), a publication provided by the Multi-National Security Transition Command - Iraq.
It is easy to find out about bad news and setbacks. Hit any news organization's website for the latest IED attack or suicide bombing. CentCom has been making this resource of positive developments available for some time and with little fanfare.
This week, among the highlighted issues are new scuba gear and dive training for the Iraqi Police and the Baghdad Dive and Rescue Team; the Chief of Staff and Commanding General of the Iraqi Joint Forces, Iraqi Gen. Babakir Zibari, speaking to the Iraqi Military Academy about ethics; and the 1st Battalion, 4th Brigade, 1st Iraqi Army Division spearheading their second independent operation in Subiyhat in eastern al-Anbar province.
If you follow developments in Iraq, you know that an American withdrawal is directly tied to the development and self-sustaining capabilities level of the Iraqi Security Forces, whether Iraqi Army, police or Special Operations Units.
You can follow their development activities complete with successes through The Advisor. You can also subscribe to receive The Advisor every Saturday via e-mail in PDF format before it's even available online. All you need to do is enter your e-mail address.
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