Coalition Military Assistance Training Team
Definition/Scope: A team which organizes, trains, and equips the Iraqi Army. The Iraqi Army is the land force of Iraq, active in various forms since being formed by the British during their mandate over the country after World War I. Today, it is a component of the Iraqi security forces tasked with assuming responsibility for all Iraqi land-based military operations following the 2003 Invasion of Iraq. Because of the ongoing Iraqi insurgency, the Iraqi Army is designed to be an objective counter-insurgency force for a period of time until the insurgency is diminished to a level that the police can handle. Thereafter, the Iraqi Army will undergo a modernization plan which includes purchasing more heavy equipment.
Broader Terms:Coalition Provisional Authority
Narrower Terms:Iraqi Army
Related Terms:Anti-coalition Forces