Thursday, October 23, 2008

"I am regularly amazed at how quickly they are moving forward in their capabilities and also in their confidence to execute missions

on their own," Col. Christopher Fulton, Chief of Staff, Directorate of Interior Affairs, Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq, Multi-National Forces - Iraq, said today of the Iraq police forces. "There is a lot of postive effort going on to establish what we all term 'the Rule of Law', because in the end analysis nobody wants the army in the cities, you want police in the cities. You want the army conducting defense of the nation, not defense of the neighborhood."

Col. Fulton joined us today for a DoDLive Bloggers Roundtable to discuss the 400% growth of the Iraq Police forces, their developing confidence and capability, their professionalism, and the ethics and human rights training the is currently going on in the country.

On the call with us today was Jarred Fishman of the Air Force Pundit and Claire Russo of the Institute for the Study of War.

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