Feith: U.S. to Shift Role in Post-Election Iraq from Security to Training

By Thomas Duffy / January 26, 2005 at 5:00 AM
Following Sunday's elections in Iraq, the Bush administration will look to shift the role of U.S. forces in Iraq away from providing security and toward training more Iraqi troops to assume greater security responsibilities, a senior Defense Department official said today. Douglas Feith, the under secretary of defense for policy, said he would not characterize the shift from security to training as the U.S. forces' "main mission" in post-election Iraq. However, he added that the administration does want Iraqis to...

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