Q&A: The new head of Iraq’s energy security

The head of the Energy Police, a new directorate in charge of all energy infrastructure protection, describes his organization and its challenges on the eve of the U.S. withdrawal.
Q&A: The new head of Iraq’s energy security
Maj. Gen. Hamid Abdullah Ibrahim, then the director general of the Interior Ministry's Oil Police, in a 2010 smuggler's bust in Baghdad. Ibrahim will now head up a new Energy Police directorate that will include oil, electricity and transportation infrastructure security. (BEN LANDO/Iraq Oil Report)

BAGHDAD - Iraq is ending an era of patchwork protection for its most important infrastructure, handing responsibility for all energy sector security to a single, new organization: the Energy Police.

Maj. Gen. Hamid Abdullah Ibrahim is leading the effort. The new organization is both an expansion and a reorganization of the Oil Police, which Ibrahim has led since its inception in 2007.

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