Government Auditors Allege Lack of Contingency Plans for Iraq Drawdown

By Sebastian Sprenger, Kate Brannen / November 6, 2009 at 5:00 AM
Government Accountability Office auditors recently told lawmakers they believe the Defense Department lacks contingency plans for the drawdown of forces from Iraq, as they would be required by U.S. military doctrine, has learned. Senate Armed Services Committee staff recorded Oct. 2 as the receipt date of the secret September GAO assessment, according to public panel records. The report is titled "United States Drawdown Plans Should Include Contingency Plan For Use If Key Assumptions About Security Conditions and Iraqi Capabilities...

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