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I loved the information but the first thing that jumped off the page to me was the 6billion dollars in budget. How is that even possible. There has to be a way that we can help and also a way the country can defend themselves without an insane budget. There needs to be more money spent on civilian rebuilding instead of dumping all the cash into the military. This is done all around the world. No way does Iraq need that much money poured into this military.
 

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I loved the information but the first thing that jumped off the page to me was the 6billion dollars in budget. How is that even possible. There has to be a way that we can help and also a way the country can defend themselves without an insane budget. There needs to be more money spent on civilian rebuilding instead of dumping all the cash into the military. This is done all around the world. No way does Iraq need that much money poured into this military.
Iraq seems to be spending more on the military because of how many insurgencies there are and how much issues there is. Turkey did invade Northern Iraq in 2008 and there is the conflict in Syria. Though i do agree, more can be done for the civilians. I know many military deals have faltered, for example the US wanted to counter the Russian MI-28 with the AH-64 to Iraq but the MI-28 won and the US withdraw the AH-64s.
 

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Iraq seems to be spending more on the military because of how many insurgencies there are and how much issues there is. Turkey did invade Northern Iraq in 2008 and there is the conflict in Syria. Though i do agree, more can be done for the civilians. I know many military deals have faltered, for example the US wanted to counter the Russian MI-28 with the AH-64 to Iraq but the MI-28 won and the US withdraw the AH-64s.
There are about 40 something government sponsored religiously motivated militias in Iraq aside from the regular army I guess that explain the increase in defence budget.
 

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There are about 40 something government sponsored religiously motivated militias in Iraq aside from the regular army I guess that explain the increase in defence budget.
Yes bro that is what i was mentioning about to. 40 different militias wanting to take a chunk out of Iraq is a good reason for a large security budget. I know Iraq has procured several of their new military vehicles from the US, Russia, Ukraine, Pakistan, China, Jordan etc. i just hope Iraq goes back to being a stable region.
 

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Yes bro that is what i was mentioning about to. 40 different militias wanting to take a chunk out of Iraq is a good reason for a large security budget. I know Iraq has procured several of their new military vehicles from the US, Russia, Ukraine, Pakistan, China, Jordan etc. i just hope Iraq goes back to being a stable region.
Iraq needs someone like Saddam to get back on its feet. Shias throughout history have proven themselves to be incapable of even leading herd let alone leading a country.
 

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It's weird seeing Iraqi forces with all this modern equipment and weaponry. I always picture Iraq as how I saw it on news reports and stuff back years ago with dated ex-Soviet equipment. It's weird seeing it with all this new stuff.

During the last wars they buried loads of aircraft in the sands around their airbases. I wonder if there's some stuff laying yet undiscovered out there?
 

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I agree but they still use the standard Soviet systems but not as much as back in the times of Hussein's era. They procure many Soviet systems from Poland, Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Czech Republic, Ukraine and Russia.

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I agree the budget must not be all spent on Military strength, Remember a lot of the Iraq military deserted or abandoned their posts when the ISIS started their attacks ISIS gained a lot of military hardware during their onslaught on several cities. What the Iraqi government should do is improve the morale of the Army instill discipline and a sense of pride in their profession. The budget could be used to provide economic assistance to the family of soldiers, medical facilities to aid the civilian population must be maintained. The improvement of tactics and strategy must be the main concern rather than buying a lot of hardware and supplies and not be able to use it.
 

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So Iraq has kicked a major operation against the Kurds...wondering how they are doing it now with the recent armaments they received.
 
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