Iraqi Police Still Standing Up

I’m sure glad the Credentialed Media tell us stuff like this – Iraqi Police Lead the Way in Fallujah’s Khadairy District

The Joint Security Station (JSS) in the Khadairy District of Fallujah is now home solely to Iraqi Police, as Company K, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 1, detached from the station in a step toward transitioning security to IPs.

IPs will continue their daily tasks here on their own as part of the transition of security from Coalition forces.

“We really didn’t ‘de-militarize’ it, we more or less unpartnered,” said 1st Lt. Cory Colistra, platoon commander, 3rd Platoon. “We left the station intact. It’s an IP station now instead of a joint security station. We continue to work with them every day. The mission is to transition provincial Iraqi control, and this is a physical example of us being one step closer to mission accomplishment. The idea is that the Iraqis are taking over and we’re there as a backstop to support their operations. Doing that allows the IPs to directly provide security and stability while the Marines indirectly influence that end state.” 

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3 Responses to “Iraqi Police Still Standing Up”

  1. John Ryan says:

    When the Iraqis stand up we will stand down
    G. Bush summer of 2006

  2. Stacy says:

    They’re obviously slow learners John, cut them some slack.

  3. We are standing down, John. And, Stacy is correct, they are very slow learnings. I hate to put it in these terms, but, Arabs are just not real good at the military and police stuff. Takes them a long time to learn. Which is one of the issues I had with the Iraq plan.

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