Iraq army to remain dependent on US

Enduring relationship will likely lock the two militaries.


    While combat troops have pulled out of Iraq, the country's army will continue to depend on the US military for training and maintenance.

    Rebuilding its military from scratch, Iraq has also been purchasing sophisticated US weapons, a dramatic departure from Saddam Hussein's Soviet-era equipment.

    Thus even after full withdrawal, an enduring relationship will likely lock the Iraqis and the Americans in a long-term partnership.

    Al Jazeera's Rawya Rageh reports from Iraq.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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