military, working as part of the Office of Security
Cooperation-Iraq, is helping the Iraqi government to bolster its military investment
in assets geared more for external defense. For example, the Pentagon announced
a proposed package of short- and medium-range missiles, radars, and
infrastructure associated with a revamped integrated air defense system, worth
some $2.4 billion, on Aug. 5, 2013. Here, Iraqi air force Brig. Gen. Abdulhussein
Lafta Ali Ali buckles himself into an F-16D cockpit for an orientation flight at
Tucson International Airport, Ariz., Aug. 30, 2012.Air Force photo by Maj. Gabe Johnson
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