Region Continued To Grow Through Difficult Times
Army Brigadier General Mick Bednarek calls the different changes that has been occurring in the Baqubah region ?significant,? and the entire region is enjoying increased security and safety for residents, soldiers and others in the area.
?We see day to day the measure of the effectiveness, and the independent operations from the Iraqi Security forces also are insuring the region stays safe,? says General Bednarek.
The Iraqi police are making progress, the Iraqi Army are doing better and better, and overall the professionalism of the Iraqi forces continues to get better and better.
Much of the professionalism is due to the increased emphasis in training, and the different training programs that are being led by the coalition. Slowly, each of the training programs is being turned over to the Iraqi Security forces as Iraqi trainers are able to be successfully trained.
Iraqi Security forces are a completely different organization than they were a year ago, and the multi national forces are able to step by step yield different areas as the Iraqi Forces are able to take over.
Local tribal sheiks are supporting the coalition and are rejecting Al Qaeda because of their terror tactics and poor treatment of the citizens. It has been a long slow road but things are slowly changing around. Progress is occurring, and it is a steady transition to Iraqi rule over time.