::Iraqi Army


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The Iraqi Army is the ground force component of the armed forces of the Republic of Iraq, having been active in various incarnations throughout the 20th century and 21st century.

The Iraqi Army in its modern form was first created by the United Kingdom during the inter-war period of de facto British control of Mandatory Iraq. Following the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the Iraqi Army was rebuilt along American lines with enormous amounts of U.S. military assistance at every level. Because of the Iraqi insurgency that began shortly after the invasion, the Iraqi Army was designed to initially be a counter-insurgency force.<ref name=mssiaug06>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> With the US withdrawal in December 2011, Iraqi forces have assumed full responsibility for security.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> A New York Times article suggested that, between 2004 and 2014, the USA had provided the Iraqi Army with $25billion in training and equipment in addition to an even larger sum from the Iraqi treasury.<ref name="The New York Times">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref>

Iraqi Army sections
Intro  History  Formations of the Army 1922\u20132003  Reform of the army  Structure  Current status   Rank insignia   Training  Equipment  Notable members  See also  Notes  References  Further reading  External links  

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