Iraq Project


"A Comprehensive & Inclusive Strategic Review Needed" by LTG James Dubik (ret.)

Our enemies are a complicated mix. We are fighting a global network of extremists, sometimes led by al Qaeda and other times fought by local groups who are only affiliated with or motivated by the al Qaeda ideology, or one like it.

Status of Forces Agreement Draft - Unofficial Translation

The link below contains the translation of the Status of Forces Agreement that was recently approved by the Iraqi Cabinet after months of contentious negotiations.  The agreement will be put up for a vote by the Iraqi National Assembly before November 25.


Full translation of the SOFA draft


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Translated from the Arabic by Sahar Issa, Jenan Hussein and Hussein Kadhim of the McClatchy Baghdad Bureau.