View Full Version : Iraq National Guard Bill Finally Out Of Cabinet And In Parliament But No Guarantee Of

02-05-2015, 03:20 PM
After months of bickering Iraq’s cabinet finally approved the draft bill on creating a new National Guard. There were deep differences within the Council of Ministers over who would control the Guard, how big it would be, who would pay for it, etc. Many Shiite parties were afraid that the new force would be taken over by insurgents or anti-government tribes. Several major revisions were made to the draft legislation before it was passed onto parliament, but there are still enough differences that there is no guarantee that it will be voted on any time soon.

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