GAO Identifies Challenges that Threaten to Complicate Iraq Drawdown

By Kate Brannen / November 2, 2009 at 5:00 AM
An insufficient number of contract oversight personnel and a lack of visibility over the inventory of some equipment are just two of the challenges that may impede the Defense Department's ability to meet drawdown deadlines agreed upon by the United States and Iraq, the Government Accountability Office said today. In a statement released today, William Solis, director of defense capabilities and management for GAO, provides initial observations on the Pentagon's planning for the drawdown of forces in Iraq and warns...

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