Coalition Influence Being Felt On Long Term
In the past the Army in Iraq was not a group known for its kindness, diplomacy or ethics. During the time of Saddam the Army and National police had a very bad reputation, and the members of the community did not like or trust their own Servicemembers.
Now, the Iraqi Government has seen the wisdom of having their soldiers receive ethics training. They want to have their Servicemembers receive ethics training the same that they would for marksmanship, or combat training. The Government of Iraq has realized the importance of having their soldiers know ethical behavior.
Soldiers come from all different types of backgrounds, and the Iraqi Government want to have soldiers that are able to deal with their countrymen with empathy and ethics, and they do not want to have any issues of poor behavior or unethical treatment.
The core values that the Iraqi Army wishes to teach in Ethics training is the same ones that are featured in the US Army: Integrity, honor, selfless and sacrificial Service, respect, loyalty, duty, and other such issues.
The need to unify the standards and training of over 150,000 soldiers in a country cannot be done haphazardly, but should be done with a system. The decline in violence has been attributed to a lot of causes, but the Iraqi Government is destined to get ethical training for their soldiers.