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Iraqi Army Operations 2007

Iraqi Army Operations 2007

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EDITION 1 (FOUO)
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HOW THE IRAQI ARMYOPERATES
Contents of this document are all from unclassified and open sources. It has been submitted for reviewand foreign disclosure.
 
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INTRODUCTIONThis smart book is designed to provide transition teams, and organizations thatare partnered with Iraqi forces with a baseline reference on processes and proceduresintegral to the Iraqi Army. It attempts to connect “theory” to “practice” by providing ameans by which transition teams and partner units can differentiate between how thingsare
supposed 
to be done, and how they
are 
being done. This smart book does notaddress procedures internal to the transition teams, partner units and their chains of command.The repetition and refinement of processes within the Iraqi Army directly supportsreduced dependence on Coalition forces and ultimately leads to a capable, competent,Iraqi Army. Prior to solving problems through coalition support, partner units andtransition teams must exhaust the range of options provided by the Iraqi Army and itssupporting establishment. Partner units and transition teams in concert with their IraqiArmy counterparts ultimately create the processes and procedures which produce asustainable force.There are several important caveats that must be declared to the warfighter using this Smartbook.
The Iraqi Army is a rapidly evolving organization. As such, many of theprocesses described in this smart book are undergoing rapid change. Adeployed transition team or partner unit is advised to continuously seekupdates on procedures from Multi-National Forces – Iraq (MNF-I), Multi-National Security Transition Command – Iraq (MNSTC-I), Iraqi AssistanceGroup (IAG), and other headquarters. The best source of information onprocesses may be the Iraqi units themselves.
 
Many of the processes described in this book were designed by coalitionforces. It is clear that these types of processes mirror similar aspects of theU.S. DOD. Transition teams and partner units must make a clear analysis of how closely Iraqi units are following processes defined by the coalition. Insome cases they may be using a process from the legacy of the Iraqi Armyprior to OIF, or have modified a coalition designed process to suit their needs.
 
All of the source material used within this smart book was collected fromsources subordinate to or within MNF-I. The preponderance of the sourcematerial is U.S. Some of the source material is Iraqi and was translated fromArabic. It is likely that there are numerous procedures that are vieweddifferently by the Iraqis and the Coalition due to differences in translation andculture.
 
This smart book is divided into 11 chapters that describe many of the battlefieldand support systems. This is the first edition. Notes pages have been provided in
 
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the smart book for coalition personnel. It is through these notes, and feedback onthe Iraqi Army processes and procedures that each subsequent edition of this smartbook will become more effective. JCISFA encourages active participation in thisrefinement process. Points of contact are provided at the end of this smart book for any personnel who wish to provide refinement or who have questions that JCISFAmay answer.James K. Greer Colonel, Armor Deputy Director, JCISFA

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