gain strength and are fighting alongside Coalition forces. Their commitment and sacrifice are real: Casualty levels for Iraqi
Security Forces are now higher than for Coalition forces.
• Iraq is now operating 9 National Police brigades and 31 Iraqi Army brigades, meaning almost 329,000 Iraqi Security
Force members are now risking their lives to secure their country and allow political progress to continue.
• 9 of Iraq's 10 Army divisions are taking the lead in their areas of operation.
• 3 of Iraq's 18 provinces have acquired full responsibility for their own security.
• Iraqi-planned, Iraqi-conducted, and, most important of all, Iraqi-led missions continue throughout Iraq.