U.S. Army Col. Bryan Bequette, director of training support for Civilian Police Assistance Training Team, provided an update on the ongoing development of the Iraqi Ministry of Interior and its forces. “We’re continuing to develop big numbers of recruits, but at the same time we’re also starting to add professional training,” Bequette said. “We’re adding investigator courses, follow-on leadership courses, and management courses as we start working on the professionalism of the force along with and in parallel of the size [of the force],” he added.
Joining us on the call were D.J. Elliot of the Long War Journal, Jarred A. Fishman of the Air Force Pundit, and Claire Russo of Understanding War.