The retired four-star Army general who was sent to Iraq two weeks ago to assess operations there has concluded that American troops must speed up and strengthen the training of Iraqi security forces, by assigning thousands of additional military advisers to work directly with Iraqi units, said senior defense and military officials here and in Iraq. (nytimes).
Det er snakk om en dobling eller tredobling av antall instruktører. Under Senatshøringen av Condi Rice sist uke, påsto Rice at det var trenet 140.000 irakere. -Sprøyt, svarte senator Joseph Biden, -det virkelige tallet er 4.000.