Iraqi And Coalition Soldiers Work Successfully In Husseinaya Ops
A Iraqi planned operation yielded the seizure of weapons recently. The operation was mounted by the Iraqi 1st Army Quick Reaction force, and they were the planners and leaders of a joint Iraqi Security Force and Coalition operation.
The operation has been one of the first successful operations that has been planned, implemented and staged by Iraqi Security Forces. The Coalition was acting as a support force and was suitably impressed with how the operation was conducted.
The Iraqi Quick reaction force is a new creation but one that has been successful in its early efforts. It has been a creation of trained Iraqi personnel working to identify and plan different operations to aggressively pursue different security threats to Iraqi communities.
Many in the Coalition have been slow to believe that the Iraqi Security Forces have the ability and training to plan and implement efficient security operations. Even the most dubious members of the Coalition have been won over by the supreme successes of the Iraqi Quick Reaction force.
Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel Chris Landry has been the Transition Team Advisor, and he has been a witness to the success and transformation of the Iraqi Quick Reaction Force. The members of the Iraqi Forces have applied themselves as students, and the training they have been given by the Coalition have worked to make all the difference.