Securing and Stabilizing Iraq:

An Assessment of the U.S. Joint Campaign Plan for Iraq

GAO-10-584R: Published: Apr 22, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 2010.

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In the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2010, GAO is required to assess the extent to which the campaign plan for Iraq and supporting documents adhere to military doctrine, including the extent to which they (1) identify and prioritize the conditions that must be achieved in each phase of the campaign plan, (2) report the number of combat brigade teams and other forces required for each campaign phase, and (3) estimate the time needed to reach the desired end state and complete the military portion of the campaign. This report must be provided to Congress no later than 180 days after the enactment of the NDAA, or by April 26, 2010. The NDAA also states that GAO should notify Congress in writing if a previously submitted report meets the requirements to report on the campaign plan for Iraq. Further, the act requires that GAO submit an updated report when the campaign plan is substantially updated or altered, with the requirement ending on December 31, 2011. Our September 2009 classified report--Securing and Stabilizing Iraq: U.S. Drawdown Plans Should Include Contingency Plans for Use If Key Assumptions about Security Conditions and Iraqi Capabilities Prove Wrong--meets the NDAA requirement. We note that the Commanding General of U.S. Forces-Iraq (USF-I) recently reported that he had developed contingency plans for use if the security situation deteriorates during the drawdown of U.S. troops.

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