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July 13, 2006
WAR: Progress in Muthanna

Press release I just received via email from CENTCOM:

Iraq witnessed a historic event today with the transfer of security responsibility in Muthanna Province from the Multi-National Force - Iraq (MNF-I) to the Provincial Governor and civilian-controlled Iraqi Security Forces. The handover represents a milestone in the successful development of Iraq's capability to govern and protect itself as a sovereign and democratic nation. Muthanna is the first of Iraq's 18 provinces to be designated for such a transition.

As Prime Minister Maliki announced on June 19, 2006, the joint decision between the Iraqi government and MNF-I to hand over security responsibility is the result of Muthanna's demonstrated abilities to take the lead in managing its own security and governance duties at the provincial level.


Australian, Japanese, and the United Kingdom forces have assisted Muthanna authorities as models of international cooperation, providing economic and humanitarian assistance as well as security and stability.

All to the good. More remains to be done, of course, but progress continues to move in our direction and against the enemy.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 12:16 PM | War 2006 | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

For a second there I thought that was a play on Murtha.

Posted by: Nate at July 13, 2006 2:40 PM
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