Operation Peace was an operation conducted by Coalition forces with Iraqi participation which cleared Sadr City of Shi'a militias.
Operation Promises of Peace was an Iraqi offensive in Maysan province against the Jaysh al-Mahdi (JAM).
Jaysh al-Mahdi, or JAM, is the militia of the Sadrist Trend.
This commentary by ISW Senior Fellow LTG James M. Dubik (U.S. Army, ret), points to requirements of time, organization and partnerships to achieve a successful security force.
New York Times - Sectarian Divisions and Insurgents Threaten a Fair Election in an Iraqi Province, by Alissa J. Rubin
LA Times - Iraq: 'Secret plan' will prevent voter fraud, polling official says, by Monte Morin
Associated Press - U.S: 4 suspected Shiite militants caught in Baghdad
Yahoo! News - Iraq to guard historic sites with police commandos, by Qassim Abdul-Zahra
Washington Times - Police outline plan to take on larger role, from AP
Washington Post - Police: Attacks targeting security kill 6 in Iraq, by Sameer N. Yacoub
New York Times - Troop Pullout to Leave U.S. and Britain as Iraq Force, by Alissa J. Rubin
A member of the Sons of Iraq waits in line to receive his paycheck during an Iraqi government-sponsored payday at Joint Security Station Alawad in the city of Tarmiyah, Iraq, Nov. 10, 2008. Photo by Kevin S. Farmer.
New York Times - Iraqi Soldier Reportedly Kills 2 G.I.s, by Sam Dagher