Fixing the Interior Ministry and Police in Iraq

In its September 6, 2007 report to Congress, the Independent Commission on the Security Forces of Iraq stated that Iraq's Interior Ministry was "dysfunctional and sectarian" and the National Police should be "disbanded and reorganized." How did this happen? What has happened following the report? A panel of experts addressed these questions.

In its September 6, 2007 report to Congress, the Independent Commission on the Security Forces of Iraq stated that Iraq's Interior Ministry was "dysfunctional and sectarian" and the National Police should be "disbanded and reorganized." The report was consistent with press reports that sectarian militias were in control of the Ministry and the National Police were engaged in sectarian violence.

How did this happen? What has happened following the report? A panel of experts will address these questions.

Speakers

  • Andrew Rathmell
    Director UK Iraq MOI Reform Project, Libra Advisory Group
  • Matthew Sherman
    Former Advisor to the Interior Minister, Iraq
  • Walter Redman
    Department of State, Former Advisor, Iraq Interior Ministry
  • Robert Perito, Moderator
    U.S. Institute of Peace

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