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Measuring Stability and Security in Iraq

May 2006
Report to Congress
In accordance with the
Department of Defense Appropriations Act 2006
(Section 9010)


This report to Congress on measuring stability and security in Iraq is submitted pursuant to section 9010 of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act 2006, Public Law 109-148. This is the fourth in a series of reports on this subject and the second of these reports under Section 9010. The most recent report was submitted in February 2006.

The report is divided into two sections corresponding to the indicators and measures identified in Section 9010. The first section of the report, "Stability and Security in Iraq," describes trends and progress towards meeting goals for political stability, strengthening economic activity, and achieving a stable security environment in Iraq.

The second section of the report, "Security Forces Training and Performance," describes progress in the training, development, and readiness of the Iraqi Security Forces, including the forces of the Ministry of Defense (MOD) and the police and paramilitary forces of the Ministry of Interior (MOI).

A classified annex to this report provides classified data concerning security force training and performance and addresses possible U.S. military force rotations. The report complements other reports and information about Iraq provided to Congress. The information in this report is made available with the assistance of many departments and agencies of the U.S. Government, the U.S. Embassy in Iraq, Multi-National Force- Iraq, and the Government of Iraq.

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