March 05, 2023

Iraq increases training of Hashid paramilitary officers

Source: Iraq Oil Report

Journalist: Staff of Iraq Oil Report

"U.S. support to the Iraqi security forces might waver if policymakers or legislators in Washington believe the Iraqi military is being co-opted by the PMF, or used to supply and strengthen PMF capabilities, with particular concern over units that identify with the anti-American 'resistance' movement," said Jonathan Lord, director of the Middle East Security Program ant the Center for a New American Security.

Iraqi leaders across the political spectrum generally rule out the idea of disbanding the Hasid or even integrating Hashid groups into the Iraqi army.

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  • Jonathan Lord

    Senior Fellow and Director, Middle East Security Program

    Jonathan Lord is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Middle East Security program at CNAS. Prior to joining CNAS, Lord served as a professional staff member for the House Arme...