Iraq Asks Return of Some Officers of Hussein Army

(New York Times) Edward Wong - The Iraqi government called Wednesday for the return of junior officers up to the rank of major from the disbanded army of Saddam Hussein, in a move aimed at draining the insurgency of recruits and bolstering the Iraqi security forces. Many American commanders and military analysts have said the dissolution of the Iraqi Army in May 2003 drove many thousands of Sunni Arab soldiers and officers into the insurgency while depriving the country of a force that could help restore order.

2005-11-03 00:00:00

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