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Post-War Iraq: Foreign Contributions to Training, Peacekeeping, and Reconstruction [Updated September 25, 2007]   [open pdf - 147KB]

"Securing and maintaining foreign contributions to the reconstruction and stabilization of Iraq has been a major priority for U.S. policymakers since the launch of Operation Iraqi Freedom in March 2003. This report tracks important changes in financial and personnel pledges from foreign governments since the August 19, 2003 bombing of the U.N. Headquarters in Baghdad and major events since the fall of Baghdad on April 9, 2003. Currently, there are 25 countries with military forces participating in the coalition's stabilization effort. An additional 15 countries have withdrawn their troops from Iraq due to either the successful completion of their missions, domestic political pressure to withdraw their troops, or, in the case of the Philippines, the demands of terrorist kidnappers who threatened to kill foreign hostages unless their respective countries removed their troops from Iraq. Most foreign pledges for reconstructing Iraq were made at a donors' conference in Madrid, Spain, in October 2003. To date, foreign donors have pledged an estimated $18.7-$20.7 billion in grants and loans for Iraq reconstruction but have only committed approximately $4.3 billion and disbursed about $1.4 billion to the United Nations and World Bank trust funds for Iraq. The largest non-American pledges of grants have come from Japan, the European Commission, the United Kingdom, Canada, South Korea, and the United Arab Emirates. The World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Japan, and Saudi Arabia have pledged the most loans and export credits. This report also discusses international efforts to train and equip the new Iraqi security forces."

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CRS Report for Congress, RL32105
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2007-09-25
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