Experts from NATO and Iraq met recently to share expertise.

Recently, experts from the Defence Education Enhancement Programme (DEEP) at NATO Headquarters and from Professional Military Education institutions of Allied countries conducted a week-long visit of Iraq’s Defence University for Military Studies in Baghdad.

The visit, say the Alliance, was in support of NATO Mission Iraq’s commitment to help the further development of Iraqi professional military education institutions, as part of its broader efforts on the reform of national security structures.

These experts met with representatives of the Iraqi Ministry of Defence Training Directorate, the leadership of the Defence University for Military Studies, and staff from the National Defence College, the War College, the Defence Language Institute, the Staff College, the Command College, the Military College, and the Centre for Strategic Studies and Research.
According to the Alliance:
“The initial phase of the Defence Education Enhancement Programme for Iraq will be focused on three institutions under the umbrella of the Defence University for Military Studies, namely the War College, the National Defence College, and the Defence Language Institute. With them, the team of experts discussed plans on the development of academic curricula and the development of instructors and institutional capabilities.
They will now complete an assessment report and take further steps in close cooperation with the Defence University’s leadership. The Defence Education Enhancement Programme for Iraq is foreseen to be implemented in the course of 2019-2021.”
For more information on DEEP, visit their website.
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2 years ago

No amount of defence education can mitigate wider societal, political and cultural factors on the ground that make the Iraqi military inefficient, with a noted tendency to completely collapse in the face of opposition.

2 years ago
Reply to  Iqbal

What is going on, you are making reasonable and educated comments. I guess the new comments scrutiny by UK DJ has took your iron out of the fire somewhat son. See, less troll, more reasonable equals debatable comments. Well done.