Monday, June 23, 2014

But All That Training

My memory's a bit hazy at this point, but I remember that after we spent about 5 years needing to stay in Iraq to finish the important job of painting schools, we stayed about 5 more years in order to finish training their military. That's a lot of training!

Oh well.
The 300 U.S. advisers authorized to assist the Iraqi security forces will find an army in crisis mode, so lacking in equipment and shaken by desertions that it may not be able to win back significant chunks of territory from al-Qaeda renegades for months or even years, analysts and officials say.