October 7, 2010

News from the Front: 10/07/2010 - Iraq

The Last Patrol: 402nd AFSB assists last combat brigade leaving Iraq - “The Last Patrol,” consisting of the 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, started rolling into Kuwait, Aug. 18, as part of the Responsible Drawdown of Forces in Iraq. (READ MORE)

Iraqi officers graduate from Battle Staff “Train the Trainer” course - The Regional Training Center in Kirkuk marked the conclusion of its first Battle Staff “Train-the-Trainer” course with a Sept. 30 graduation ceremony for 26 students. (READ MORE)

Iraqi officers earn master’s degrees in national security - Eighteen students from various Iraqi government ministries and the Kurdish Regional Government graduated with master’s degrees in National Security Studies at the Iraqi National Defense College Sept. 29. (READ MORE)

Ex-Diplomat Who Advised Kurds Gets Millions in Oil Deal - A British court has awarded between $55 million and $75 million to Peter W. Galbraith, the former United States diplomat who advised the Kurds during the negotiations on Iraq’s Constitution, and a Yemeni investor for their stake in a widely criticized oil deal involving Iraq’s rich northern fields, the oil company ordered to pay the award said Wednesday. (READ MORE)

U.S. companies should make inroads in Iraq now, trade official says - As the first American trade delegation to Iraq in three decades prepared to wrap up its visit Thursday, the senior official who led the group warned potential U.S. investors that they should not delay getting into the Iraqi market, despite the many hazards of doing business here. (READ MORE)

Civilian Opts for Deployment to Iraq - After 33 years of service as a government civilian, Barbara Eberly easily could have called it a day. She could have let her career wind down and looked ahead to ticking off the peaceful days in her small-town home in Pennsylvania. (READ MORE)

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