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Iraq: Rebuilding of Army Still in Initial Phase

Iraqi Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi said on Tuesday that the Iraqi military has started rebuilding after its near total collapse last summer but that the effort is still in its initial phase. "We are still in the early stages; some of them are known to you, and some remain a secret," Obeidi said in a televised address on the national holiday Armed Forces Day. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has sacked several dozen commanders and told Obeidi to lead a probe into corruption...

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