Skip to comments.Iraqi army receives trucks
Posted on 06/13/2006 4:06:19 PM PDT by SandRat
BAGHDAD, Iraq - NATO nations continued to show their determination and support with two major donations in June to bolster the Iraqi security forces.
Since NATO Training Mission - Iraq began in August 2004; member nations have supported its goals by providing trainers and advisers, as well as large donations of equipment.
On 1 June, 100 personnel transport and general purpose cargo trucks donated by Denmark arrived at the Iraqi Armys 10th Infantry Division in Tallil. Before the used trucks were donated they had to pass maintenance checks and safety inspections to ensure they were fit for duty in the demanding Iraqi environment. Denmark also donated spare parts for the trucks and is devised a two-week course to train mechanics in their servicing and maintenance. The estimated value of this donation is more than $1.5 million. On the same day Spain donated personnel protection equipment to the Iraqi army with an estimated value of more than $2.33 million.
NATO coordinates donations from member countries to Iraq after the training mission defines the needs and requirements of the Iraqi security forces by working closely with the Iraqi Ministry of Interior and the Iraqi Ministry of Defense. NATO is in Iraq at the behest of the Iraqi government to train, advise and equip Iraqi forces, and provide technical assistance as necessary.
One more positive step for the Iraqi Army - Motor T capability just grew.
Where's the French contribution?
I want one,No Fair......
The Danish and Spanish taxpayers should each get a tax credit for their share of the donation.
They are sending crusty bread and cheese. They'd send wine but strong spirits are forbidden under Islam so they're also sending whine.
French motor vehicles are crap. They barely hold up in France so you can imagine what the desert heat would do to them.
I was thinking more along the lines of weapons and other equipment.
The French get all hot and bothered to sell weapons to terrorists and tyrants, but they seem awfully quiet about donating weapons to fledgling democracies.
Used MAN/VW trucks...
Very high res pic:
Heaven has German Mechanics, French cooks, English Police, Swiss Bankers and Italian lovers.
Hell has German Police, French Mechanics, English cooks, Swiss Lovers, and Italian Bankers.
See: The crucial importance of personnel management!
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