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Accession Number ADA562309
Title Mission Iraq: State and DOD Face Challenges in Finalizing Support and Security Capabilities.
Publication Date Jun 2012
Media Count 12p
Personal Author D. Dayton J. McCloskey M. J. Courts T. Copp T. Costa
Abstract The transition from a predominantly U.S. military presence in Iraq led by DoD to a U.S. diplomatic presence led by State concluded on December 18, 2011, when the last units of U.S. Forces-Iraq left that country. State and DoD agreed that State's Mission Iraq needed to meet certain support and security criteria to be considered fully mission capable, and State planned for Mission Iraq to meet those criteria by October 1, 2011. In this statement, GAO provides its assessment of the following: (1) U.S. plans for transitioning to the State-led diplomatic mission in Iraq, (2) Iraqi commitment to the U.S. presence, (3) the extent to which State and DoD have established basic infrastructure and support for Mission Iraq, and (4) the extent to which State and DoD have established personnel and site security for Mission Iraq. To address these objectives, GAO analyzed past and current transition and interagency planning documents, bilateral correspondence, and security assessments, as well as past GAO reports. GAO interviewed State and DoD officials in Washington, D.C. and Iraq, and conducted fieldwork in Iraq at U.S. facilities in Baghdad, Basrah, Erbil, and Kirkuk from July through December 2011. GAO is not making recommendations in this statement, which summarizes a more detailed Sensitive but Unclassified (SBU) briefing GAO provided to Congress. The briefing and related SBU draft report included a recommendation to DoD, whose official comments on the draft report are pending.
Keywords Agreements
Area security
Civilian personnel
Communications systems
Contracted services
Critical threat posts
Department of defense
Department of state
Diplomatic presence
Emergency evacuation capability
Emergency response capability
Federal budgets
Foreign aid
Iraqi war
Land use
Life support functions
Mission iraq
Security assessments
Security personnel
Site security construction
Site security contractors
Site visits

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 70B - Management Practice
92 - Behavior & Society
74 - Military Sciences
Corporate Author General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Congressional testimony.
NTIS Issue Number 1225
Contract Number N/A

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