U.S. worries Oil Police behind on Iraqi security build up

Iraq's Oil Police require more money, equipment and members as U.S. forces, now in training mode, prepare for end-'11 departure. Oil Police official acknowledges gap but pledges to do best with what he's given.

Iraq's Oil Police, tasked with securing much of the country's oil infrastructure and cracking down on crude and fuel smuggling, conduct their crucial job while lacking the equipment and staff, especially when compared with other key security forces.The top U.S. military official in charge of training Iraqi security forces warned the Oil Police "are less well equipped" than other federal forces.[caption id="attachment_4298" align="alignright" width="240" caption="Maj. Gen. Richard Rowe, d...

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