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When it comes to Iraqi culture, who ya gonna call? In the case of the Army's 34th Infantry Division, they call on the "Human Terrain Team". Its actually a group of social scientists who provide guidance on how Iraqis look at the world. Division officials learned from the team that Iraqis who work on base were offended by having to go through a narrow gate surrounded by razor wire. Iraqis say such a gate is unsafe -- and disrespectful. I'm Max Cacas.
CNN's Brian Todd has details.
His book, "America's Failure in Iraq," details his experience working with military and civilian personnel as a contractor.
Gen. Charles Wald of Deloitte discusses a recent report he co-wrote.
Former NSC staffer under both George W. Bush and Barack Obama says the surge can work in Afghanistan as it did in Iraq.
When costs have been discussed, the focus has been on the daily rate paid to contractor employees, rather than on the total costs of using State Department or DOD personnel. GAO changes that.
It's not everyday that a high-profile Senator compares your contracting shop to the "Wild West." But that's exactly what Missouri's Claire McCaskill said last week about agencies keeping watch on contracts in Iraq.
There are some Iraqi Police and Military officials in town. They are here for training with the FBI and U.S. agencies and military officials. U.S. Army sources say the FBI training is designed to teach Iraqi police forensics skills, evidentiary proceedings and better police skills. Iraqi military officials are also here for training and will be meeting with U.S. military officials and other unnamed U.S. agencies. Iraq is preparing for the departing of U.S troops in 2011 and need to improve police and military capabilities.
The Air Force is assigning a new three-star general to oversee it's efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Gen. Gilmary Hostage III is moving from Shaw Air Force base in South Carolina. The Air Force's top commander told Congress last month a change was needed to increase the service's focus on the air wars and intensifying operations in Afghanistan. The plan is to intensify the use of unmanned drones to aid in the hunt for militants.