Tribal Movements and Sons of Iraq
Operation Promises of Peace was an Iraqi offensive in Maysan province against the Jaysh al-Mahdi (JAM).
The parliament has learned how to use the power of the purse.
The transfer of fiscal and command responsibility for the Sons of Iraq (SoI) program began in earnest on November 10, 2008.
U.S. Airmen shake hands with Iraqi police prior to leaving the Al-Amil Iraqi Police Station, on Nov. 14, 2008, within the Al-Baya's community located in southern Baghdad, Iraq. (U.S. Navy Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Todd Frantom)
Sons of Iraq (SOI) leaders listen to an information brief at the Faulkenberg Theatre on Forward Operating Base Warhorse, Iraq, Nov. 12, 2008
New York Times - Militants Turn to Small Bombs in Iraq Attacks, by Katherine Zoepf and Mudhafer Al-Husaini
Maliki's use of military force in Diyala Province to achieve his national political agenda.
As the baton is passed to a new commander and a new president, there is still delicate work to be done.