March 12, 2007

Coalition Transition Teams Key to Building Iraqi Security Forces’ Capabilities

BAGHDAD — The commander of the Iraq Assistance Group addressed the media Sunday about the evolving role of the coalition transition teams embedded with Iraqi Security Forces.

Brig. Gen. Dana Pittard highlighted the role of transition teams in Iraq and their progress at the Combined Press Information Center in the International Zone, Baghdad.

Embedded transition teams work side by side with Iraqi Army and Police. The primary goal of these teams is to increase the capabilities of the Iraqi Security Forces and build their self- reliance, said Pittard.

Performance of the teams is important to success.

(PHOTO: Brig. Gen. Dana Pittard, commander of the Iraq Assistance Group, addresses the media about the central role coalition transition teams play in increasing Iraqi Security Forces’ performance and independent operations against the insurgency Sunday at the Combined Press Information Center. Photo by Combined Press Information Center.)

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