Strength Of Iraq And Iraqi Government Helps Make The Difference
A spokesman for the Coalition addressed the media and spoke of the productive and successful cooperation between the coalition and the Iraqi Government.
Brigadier General David Perkins is the coalition spokesman in Baghdad and he addressed the successful cooperation that is happening between the Iraqi Army, and Iraqi security forces, and the Coalition.
With the end of the holy month of Ramadan, the overall security in Iraq has maintained at a successful level, much different now than what was found at the last Ramadan period a year ago. There has been much of the success due to the Surge, and the increased numbers of Coalition Soldiers on the ground in Iraq.
Vehicles and how they are dealt with is one security precaution, the manning of checkpoints, along with a variety of other security changes have been some of the things done that have worked to keep things safe and secure.
Many extra precautions have been taken to insure that citizens that move about Iraqi to celebrate Ramadan have been kept safe. Many of the extra precautions were perhaps excessive, but the proof is in the safety, there has been a low number of incidents, and the members of the community as well as the Iraqi Security Forces have been responding to the changes favorably.