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Iraq
Population 28,946,000
Budget$ 6,855,200,000
Manpower 200000
Aircrafts 361
Fighters 26
Helicopters 164
Attack helicopters 40
Fleet 63
Aircraftcarriers 0
Submarines 0
Nuclear weapons 0

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The military forces of the Republic of Iraq are called the Iraqi Armed Forces (Arabic lqwt LmslH@/lrqy@ romanized as Al-Quwwat Al-Musallahah Al-Iraqiyyah). They include the Iraqi Army and the Iraqi Air Force as well as the Iraqi Navy. The Iraqi Special Operations Forces is also included among these three branches. As per the constitution, the President of Iraq is the supreme commander for the military. The history of the armed forces in Iraq is very long. They were formed in the 1920s. Between 1936 and 1941, six military coup detats had been mounted by the Army. In 1941, the Anglo-Iraqi War saw their first combat. They fought against Israel during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War and the 1967 Six-Day War. From 1961 to 1970, two wars against the Kurds were fought. They also fought in 1974 and 1975. The Iran-Iraq War was a much bigger conflict, started by the Iraqis in 80 and continued until 1988. The invasion of Kuwait by Iraq in 1991 led to the Persian Gulf War. This led to clashes over no-fly zones and eventually the Iraq War.



Logistics and combat engineering are two of the most important categories for Iraq. The Ministry of Defence (MOD) manages the armed forces. Iraqi soldiers are known for their hard work in difficult situations. The United States Armed Forces has provided substantial support to the Iraqi Armed Forces since the 2003 invasion of Iraq which overthrew the Saddam Hussein government. The U.S.-Iraq Status of Forces Agreement was implemented on January 1, 2009. Since then, the Iraqi Armed Forces (and the forces of Iraq's interior ministry) have been responsible for ensuring security and upholding law in Iraq. Particularly, the Iraqi Army is one of Iraq's most trusted national institutions. The enabling functions such as logistics and military intelligence have shown that the Iraqi Armed Forces are lacking in certain areas. Currently, the lack of artillery or air power limits Iraq's capabilities in high-end operations. There are also the Popular Mobilisation Forces militias and the Kurdish Peshmerga.

Source: Wikipedia