By ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published January 11, 2007
U.S. troop increase
- 17,500 additional U.S. combat troops, the equivalent of five combat brigades, to Baghdad. The first brigade to arrive Jan. 15; the next on Feb. 15; the remainder in separate waves every 30 days.
- 4,000 more Marines, in two waves, to Anbar province.
- Upcoming supplemental budget request will include $5.6-billion to pay for new troop commitment.
- $414-million to double the number of U.S. civilian workers who help coordinate local reconstruction projects.
- $400-million for the teams to do the projects.
- $350-million for field commanders to solve local problems that improve Iraqi lives.
- Will not engage in talks with Iran and Syria about Iraq.
- Increase U.S. military presence in the region and strengthen defense ties with partner states.
- Involve the United Nations.
- Allocate $10-billion to assist in reconstruction efforts.
- Deliver three brigades for Baghdad in February.
- Finalize an oil law that shares profits among various ethnic sects and regions.
- Ease the policy of purging ex-members of Saddam Hussein's Baath Party from the top layers of government.
- Hold provincial elections.
- Increase the transfer of security to Iraqi security forces by the end of the year.
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