Iraq in Crisis

Iraq in Crisis

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Iraq is a nation in crisis bordering on civil war. The country now faces growing violence, a steady rise in Sunni Islamist extremism, an increasingly authoritarian leader that favors Iraqa€™s Sunnis, and growing ethnic tension between Arabs and Kurds. The recent Iraqi election offers little promise that it can correct the corruption, the weaknesses in its security forces, and the critical failures in governance, economic development, and leadership. The problems Iraq faces in 2014 are a legacy of mistakes made during and after the U.S.-led invasion in 2003, but increasingly the nation is dealing with the self-inflicted wounds of its leaders who abuse human rights, repress opposing factions, and misuse the Iraqi police and security forces to their own end.... Maintenance and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $750 million. ... SAFIRE III EO/IR systems, PT6T-3DF engines, KDM-706 Distance Measuring Equipment, KNR 634 VOR/LOC with MB/ HSI, anbsp;...

Title:Iraq in Crisis
Author:Anthony H. Cordesman, Sam Khazai
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2014-06-04


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