General Petraeus’ Report to Congress on the Situation in Iraq
The prepared statement including the slides presented from GEN Petraeus at the hearing is now available on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
His prepared statement is available HERE.
|At the outset, I would like to note that this is my testimony. Although I have briefed my assessment and recommendations to my chain of command, I wrote this testimony myself. It has not been cleared by, nor shared with, anyone in the Pentagon, the White House, or Congress. As a bottom line up front, the military objectives of the surge are, in large measure, being met. In recent months, in the face of tough enemies and the brutal summer heat of Iraq, Coalition and Iraqi Security Forces have achieved progress in the security arena. Though the improvements have been uneven across Iraq, the overall number of security incidents in Iraq has declined in 8 of the past 12 weeks, with the numbers of incidents in the last two weeks at the lowest levels seen since June 2006.
~General David H. Petraeus
Other recent reports on Iraq:
House Armed Services Committee
Stand Up and Be Counted: The Continuing Challenge of Building the Iraqi Security Forces [House Armed Services, Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations]
Committee Hearings on “Beyond the September Report: What’s Next for Iraq [Sept. 6, 2007]
House Committee on Foreign Affairs
Committee Hearings on The Status of the War and Political Developments in Iraq [Sept 10, 2007]
Report from the Iraqi Security Forces Independent Assessment Commission [Jones Commission]
Securing, Stabilizing, and Rebuilding Iraq: Iraqi Government Has Not Met Most Legislative, Security, and Economic Benchmarks. GAO-07-1195, September 4.
Securing, Stabilizing, and Rebuilding Iraq: Iraqi Government Has Not Met Most Legislative, Security, and Economic Benchmarks, by David M. Walker, comptroller general of the United States, before the Senate Committee on Armed Services. GAO-07-1230T, September 7.
Measuring Stability and Security in Iraq – DoD Quarterly Reports