Special Police Commandos


Special Police Commandos

The Special Police Commandos are an elite counter-insurgency unit answering to the Interior Ministry of the Government of Iraq.

The unit was "formed" (or at least publicly revealed) in September 2004 and numbers about 5,000 officers. Its Iraqi commander is Sunni General Adnan Thabit, and its principal U.S. advisor (Counselor) is Colonel James Steele, who also commanded the U.S. Military Advisory Group in El Salvador from 1984 through 1986.

See also

* The Wolf Brigade, the SPC's Shi'ite counterpart.
* The Salvador Option
* U.S. Military Advisory Group in El Salvador

References

* http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4719252.stm - Iraq 'death squad caught in act'
* http://www.nytimes.com/cfr/international/slot2_060905.html - Q&A on Iraq's militias
* http://www.globalresearch.ca/articles/FUL506A.html - Max Fuller, For Iraq, "The Salvador Option" Becomes Reality
* http://www.petermaass.com/core.cfm?p=1&mag=123&magtype=1 - Peter Maas, The 'Salvadorization' of Iraq?
* http://digitaljournalist.org/issue0603/dis_calaf.html - Guy Calaf, Iraqi Special Police Commandos
* http://zmagsite.zmag.org/Images/gupta0505.html - A. K. Gupta, Unravelling Iraq's Secret Militias


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