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NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 15, 2006

“Coalition Forces Have Killed Or Captured 161 Of “In August 2004, A Handful Of Iraqi Army Battalions
Zarqawi’s Leaders, Key Elements [Of] The Command Were In The Fight.” (Department Of Defense, "Iraq Update," Press
And Control Of His Terrorist Network.” (Department Of Release, 5/10/06)
Defense, "Iraq Update," Press Release, 5/10/06)
• “Today There Are 112 Iraqi Ministry Of
In March 2005, There Were 438 Tips From Iraqi Defense Combat Battalions In The Fight With
Citizens. In March 2006, There Were 4,578 Tips 65 Battalions ‘In The Lead.’” (Department Of
From Iraqi Citizens. (Michael E. O’Hanlon and Nina Kamp, “Iraq Defense, "Iraq Update," Press Release, 5/10/06)
Index,” The Brookings Institution, 5/15/06)
“In July 2004, There Were No Operational National
Recently, Iraqi Security Forces Quickly Responded To Police Units Under The Ministry Of The Interior.”
A Series Of Attacks On A Police Station And Police (Department Of Defense, "Iraq Update," Press Release, 5/10/06)
Check Points In Baqouba. (Department Of Defense, "Iraq • “Today All 28 Authorized National Police Units
Update," Press Release, 5/10/06)
Are In The Fight With 10 Battalions ‘In The
• “Iraqi Soldiers And Police Killed Or Captured Lead.’” (Department Of Defense, "Iraq Update," Press
Dozens Of Terrorists In The Incident.” Release, 5/10/06)
(Department Of Defense, "Iraq Update," Press Release,
5/10/06)

39 Countries Plus The European Commission, IMF, And Before Liberation, There Were No Commercial TV Stations
World Bank Have Pledged Almost $14 Billion In In Iraq. Today, There Are Over 40. (Michael E. O’Hanlon and Nina
Reconstruction Aid To Iraq. (Michael E. O’Hanlon and Nina Kamp, Kamp, “Iraq Index,” The Brookings Institution, 5/15/06)
“Iraq Index,” The Brookings Institution, 5/15/06)
Before Liberation, There Were No Commercial Radio
“An Array Of Products Ranging From Heavy Machinery Stations In Iraq. Today, There Are 72. (Michael E. O’Hanlon and
[And] Security Gear To Banking And Aviation [Were] On Nina Kamp, “Iraq Index,” The Brookings Institution, 5/15/06)
Display At The 3rd International Rebuild Iraq 2006 Before Liberation, There Were No Independent Newspapers
Exhibition In Amman, Jordan …” (State Department Website, And Magazines In Iraq. Today There Are Over 100. (Michael E.
www.state.gov, Accessed 5/17/06)
O’Hanlon and Nina Kamp, “Iraq Index,” The Brookings Institution, 5/15/06)
• Companies From Austria, Belgium, Germany, Before Liberation, There Were Only 4,500 Internet
France, Italy, Sweden, Cyprus, Greece, Subscribers. Today, There Are Almost 150,000. (Michael E.
Luxembourg, Romania, The Netherlands, Ireland, O’Hanlon and Nina Kamp, “Iraq Index,” The Brookings Institution, 5/15/06)
Norway, Switzerland, And Poland Attended. (State
Department Website, www.state.gov, Accessed 5/17/06)

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