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General

Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) is the Multi-National Force-Iraq umbrella name for military, paramilitary and civilian law enforcement entities that serve under the Government of Iraq.

The armed forces are administered by the Ministry of Defence ( MOD), and the Iraqi Police is administered by the Ministry of Interior (MOI). The Iraqi Security Forces are trained by the Iraqi Government with assistance from Multi-National Security Transition Command. The Iraqi Government and Multi-National Force-Iraq had planned that Iraqi Security Forces will assume full responsibility for providing security for the Iraqi people in at least 16 of 18 Iraqi provinces during year 2008. At the same time, there are concerns regarding readiness and sectarian agendas within the force.

The number of trained and equipped ISF has been an often cited benchmark of progress in the Iraq War. As of March 2008 there were 531,000 ISF (180,000 military, 340,000 police, plus others). The Iraqi government is aiming for an aggregate security force of 600,000, which is expected to be achieved sometime in 2010.

The Iraqi Army is an objective counter-insurgency force that is currently being developed by the government of Iraq in cooperation with Coalition forces. The force generation plan as of March 2008 includes 13 divisions, each division consisting of 4 brigades.

The Iraqi army is described as the most important element of the counter-insurgency fight. The tactic is to provide security and other services on a local level by using infantrymen on dismounted patrols. As insurgents lose the passive or active support from the local population, they will easily be defeated, it is believed.

Light infantry brigades will be equipped with small arms, machine guns, RPGs, body armor and light armored vehicles. Mechanised infantry brigades will be equipped with T-54/55 main battle tanks and BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicles. The Hungarian Armed Forces have donated 77 Soviet-made T-72 tanks from their own arsenal. The tanks have been refurbished by Hungarian specialists and were delivered in fully battle-ready condition in 2004. Training personnel was also provided to the newly forming Iraqi army. Iraq will also be receiving 120 additional T-72 tanks from Slovenian and Slovakian army reserves. Iraq is currently receiving hundreds of secondhand M-60 tanks from U.S. army stockpiles, as well as 306 M-60's from the Greek Army.

The Iraqi Navy is a small force with 800 sailors and marines designed to protect shoreline and inland waterways from insurgent infiltration. The navy is also responsible for the security of offshore oil platforms. The navy will have coastal patrol squadrons, assault boat squadrons and a marine battalion. The force will consist of 2,000 to 2,500 sailors by year 2010.

The Iraqi Air Force is designed to support ground forces with surveillance, reconnaissance and troop lift. Two reconnaissance squadrons use light aircraft, three helicopter squadrons are used to move troops and one air transportation squadron uses C-130 transport aircraft to move troops, equipment and supplies it currently has 3000 personnel.

Overview

Military branches
Iraqi Armed Forces: Iraqi Army (includes Iraqi Special Operations Force, Iraqi Intervention Force), Iraqi Navy (former Iraqi Coastal Defense Force), Iraqi Air Force (former Iraqi Army Air Corps) (2005)

Military service age and obligation
18-40 years of age for voluntary military service (2006)

Manpower available for military service
males age 16-49: 7,086,200
females age 16-49: 6,808,954 (2008 est.)

Manpower fit for military service
males age 16-49: 6,019,795
females age 16-49: 5,878,905 (2008 est.)

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually
males age 16-49: 302,926
females age 16-49: 294,747 (2008 est.)

Military expenditures - percent of GDP
8.6% (2006)

 

 
 


 



 


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