NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 15, 2006

“Coalition Forces Have Killed Or Captured 161 Of Zarqawi’s Leaders, Key Elements [Of] The Command And Control Of His Terrorist Network.” (Department Of
Defense, "Iraq Update," Press Release, 5/10/06)

“In August 2004, A Handful Of Iraqi Army Battalions Were In The Fight.” (Department Of Defense, "Iraq Update," Press
Release, 5/10/06)

In March 2005, There Were 438 Tips From Iraqi Citizens. In March 2006, There Were 4,578 Tips

“Today There Are 112 Iraqi Ministry Of Defense Combat Battalions In The Fight With 65 Battalions ‘In The Lead.’” (Department Of
Defense, "Iraq Update," Press Release, 5/10/06)

From Iraqi Citizens. (Michael E. O’Hanlon and Nina Kamp, “Iraq
Index,” The Brookings Institution, 5/15/06)

Recently, Iraqi Security Forces Quickly Responded To A Series Of Attacks On A Police Station And Police Check Points In Baqouba. (Department Of Defense, "Iraq
Update," Press Release, 5/10/06)

“In July 2004, There Were No Operational National Police Units Under The Ministry Of The Interior.”
(Department Of Defense, "Iraq Update," Press Release, 5/10/06)

“Iraqi Soldiers And Police Killed Or Captured Dozens Of Terrorists In The Incident.”
(Department Of Defense, "Iraq Update," Press Release, 5/10/06)

“Today All 28 Authorized National Police Units Are In The Fight With 10 Battalions ‘In The Lead.’” (Department Of Defense, "Iraq Update," Press
Release, 5/10/06)

39 Countries Plus The European Commission, IMF, And World Bank Have Pledged Almost $14 Billion In Reconstruction Aid To Iraq. (Michael E. O’Hanlon and Nina Kamp,
“Iraq Index,” The Brookings Institution, 5/15/06)

Before Liberation, There Were No Commercial TV Stations In Iraq. Today, There Are Over 40. (Michael E. O’Hanlon and Nina
Kamp, “Iraq Index,” The Brookings Institution, 5/15/06)

“An Array Of Products Ranging From Heavy Machinery [And] Security Gear To Banking And Aviation [Were] On Display At The 3rd International Rebuild Iraq 2006 Exhibition In Amman, Jordan …” (State Department Website,
www.state.gov, Accessed 5/17/06)

Before Liberation, There Were No Commercial Radio Stations In Iraq. Today, There Are 72. (Michael E. O’Hanlon and
Nina Kamp, “Iraq Index,” The Brookings Institution, 5/15/06)

Before Liberation, There Were No Independent Newspapers And Magazines In Iraq. Today There Are Over 100. (Michael E.
O’Hanlon and Nina Kamp, “Iraq Index,” The Brookings Institution, 5/15/06)

Companies From Austria, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, Cyprus, Greece, Luxembourg, Romania, The Netherlands, Ireland, Norway, Switzerland, And Poland Attended. (State
Department Website, www.state.gov, Accessed 5/17/06)

Before Liberation, There Were Only 4,500 Internet Subscribers. Today, There Are Almost 150,000. (Michael E.
O’Hanlon and Nina Kamp, “Iraq Index,” The Brookings Institution, 5/15/06)

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