Monday, April 23, 2007

New PBS Documentary - Gangs Of Iraq

PBS has just released a great new documentary- Gangs of Iraq. The program takes a look at the effort to recruit & train Iraqi security forces, and how religious and tribal divisions have made it nearly impossible to put effective military and police forces in place in Iraq. Iraqi police and military personnel often put tribal and religious loyalties ahead of their jobs. This made it easy for Iraqi security forces to be infiltrated by militant groups.

The training of these security forces is important if Iraq is to defend itself and handle its own affairs.

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