Friday, January 24, 2014
Iraqi Commandos to be Trained by US in Jordan
There is the possibility that Iraqi Commandos could be trained by U.S military forces at a private military training facility in Jordan. Jordan and Iraq share a common border. The United States is grappling with how to support an Iraqi government that has neglected and isolated the Sunni population resulting in increased support to al-Qaeda in Iraq. The insurgency is once again growing and the Iraq government and military are having difficulty keeping it under control. Without a Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with the Iraq government the United States will not put trainers or advisors back on the ground in Iraq; however, it can offer training assistance to selected Iraq units. Read more in "U.S. could train elite Iraqi forces in Jordan", Chicago Tribune, January 9, 2104.