Agreement signed to train and equip Iraqi forces
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization has announced an agreement to train and equip Iraq's new security forces. According to <i>The AP</I>, all 26 countries of the alliance committed to aid training.
France pledged $660,000 to an alliance fund for military and police training in Iraq and has assigned one French midlevel officer to the training mission at the organization's headquarters near Brussels.
"All 26 allies are contributing to the NATO mission to assist in training Iraqi security forces, to hasten the day when they can take full responsibility for the stability of the country and the security of its citizens," a communiqué said.
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