Maliki's Private Army

December 31, 2012 Topic: Post-ConflictSecurity Region: Iraq

Maliki's Private Army

Iraq's special forces are being turned into a sectarian force while the political situation deteriorates.

 

 

Robert Tollast is a frequent contributor to The Small Wars Journal, Iraq Business News and Global Politics Magazine. Based in London, he is currently conducting interviews with Iraq experts and veterans of the conflict. The views expressed here are solely those of the author(s) in their private capacity and do not in any way represent the views of the Department of Defense or any other entity of the US Government.

 

Image: Iraqi Special Operations Forces training. Flickr/The U.S. Army.