A new report casts a grim forecast in Iraq after U.S. troops began a withdrew from that country. It casts doubt on the country’s ability to maintain stability and rebuff the advances of terrorist organizations from regaining power.
The report released Sunday by the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR), gives an outline on the implementation of the U.S. transition from a military-led mission to a civilian mission in Iraq. It will likely be mentioned during the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the same topic.
The plan calls for the State Department to take a bigger diplomatic role in the supervising and training of Iraqi security forces, while a small contingent of military personnel will remain to assist with security issues.
Ambassador to Iraq James Jeffrey and the commander of U.S Forces in Iraq General Lloyd James Austin is testifying at the hearing on the changes to come in their respective roles and how it will affect U.S. policy in the region.