Washington prepares for talks with Baghdad over the long-term defense relationship
Tuesday, 31, January 2012 00:32

Preparing the administration of President Barack Obama to start talks with the Iraqi government on a long-term defense relationship may include training to help a wider range, as revealed significant aide to U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta for policy. Said Michele Flournoy, the Pentagon will leave her job next Friday, a group of journalists, said the administration is open to the Iraqi proposals on the scope and depth of defense ties. Quoted by the agency «Associated Press» saying «of what we look forward to his sit down with the Iraqis during the month, or Monday the next two to start thinking about how they want to work» with the U.S. military to develop a program of exercises and drills, and other aspects of defense cooperation.

The U.S. forces completed their withdrawal from Iraq in December (December) after the two sides failed to agree to keep a few thousand American soldiers in the country to train Iraqi forces. As a result, the training tasks currently undertaken by a group of military and American contractors in Baghdad, Iraqi forces know how to use the weapon systems acquired by Iraq recently. These trainers working within the Office of Security Cooperation in the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad