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Iraq to Buy 1,000 Police Dogs from US

The Iraqi Interior Ministry says it is negotiating the import of 1,000 police dogs from the United States. “The ministry will sign a contract for the purchase of 1,000 police dogs to help police in their searches for explosives,” said Brigadier Salah Abdulsultan, according to a report from Azzaman. Abdulsultan said Iraq currently has 32 […]

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$98m Contractor Technical Support for Iraqi Defense Network

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency [DSCA] notified Congress today [September 24, 2010] of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq of contractor technical support of the Iraqi Defense Network and associated parts and equipment for a complete package worth approximately $98 million. The Government of Iraq has requested a possible sale of contractor technical support […]

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$57m Contractor Logistics Support for Mobile Communications Centers

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency [DSCA] notified Congress today [September 24, 2010] of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq of contractor logistics support for Mobile Communications Centers and associated parts and equipment for a complete package worth approximately $57 million. The Government of Iraq has requested a possible sale of contractor technical support for […]

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Pentagon Plans $4.2bn Arms Sales to Iraq

The Pentagon issued a proposal on Monday to sell weapons worth $4.2bn to Iraq, including 18 F-16 fighter aircraft, Sidewinder air-to-air missiles, laser-guided bombs and reconnaissance equipment, according to a report from the Financial Times. The Pentagon said the proposed arms sales would make Baghdad “a more valuable partner in an important area of the […]

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Weekly Security Update for 23rd September 2010

National Overview The national total number of officially reported hostile incidents dropped drastically from 140 to 75 this week – the lowest number of incidents recorded in a week this year. The Eid Festival which saw heightened security measures in parts of the country seems to have been the main factor in the reduction of […]

G4S Wins Lukoil De-Mining Contract at West Qurna 2

Russia’s Lukoil has awarded a mine clearing contract at Iraq’s West Qurna 2 oil field to G4S Risk Management, a division of the London-based G4S Ordnance Management, Lukoil said in a statement sent to Dow Jones Newswires. Lukoil did not disclose the value of the contract, but said work should finish in early 2011, when […]

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More Auditors Needed in Iraq

Patrick Fitzgerald, director of the US Defense Contract Audit Agency, told the Commission on Wartime Contracting that his agency lacks the resources to track all the money being spent in Iraq. The Pentagon’s top auditor said on Thursday that there may not be enough auditors to oversee all of the billions of dollars being spent. […]

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Weekly Security Update for 16th September 2010

National Overview The national level of hostile incidents increased in this reporting period from 126 to 140. The number of incidents peaked towards the start of the reporting period but declined as the Eid Festival approached. The number of incidents during 2009 Ramadan was higher than for the same period this year, although the August/September […]

Weekly Security Update for 8th September 2010

National Overview The total number of officially reported hostile incidents nationally was 126 last week, consistent with the number of incidents recorded during the last reporting period. The number of incidents in the west rose by a quarter this week and incidents in Baghdad also rose significantly. The south east saw a very minor rise […]

Iraq Tightens Oilfield Security

Iraq has tightened security around oil infrastructure and oilfields in the south, in response to intelligence suggesting al Qaeda and other insurgent groups plan to attack oil facilities, a security official said. Reuters reports that Ali al-Maliki, head of the municipal security committee in the southern oil hub of Basra, said the information indicated that […]

Weak Laws Deter Iraq Investors More Than Violence

Seven years after the invasion that ousted Saddam Hussein, Iraq largely has been unable to revamp business laws that would help make the country more attractive to investors, according to a report from Bloomberg. “Investors still note security concerns, but now are more likely to cite regulatory hindrances and other practical barriers to doing business,” […]

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