A report by the Congressional Research Service outlined Jordan's help to
the U.S. military in Iraq. CRS, in a report titled "Jordan: Background and
U.S. Relations," asserted that the Hashemite kingdom was training tens of
thousands of Iraqi police and security forces in a program financed by
"In Iraq, Jordan helped train 50,000 policemen, helped the United States
reach out to Sunni tribes and politicians in order to facilitate
reconciliation, and still maintains a field hospital in Fallujah," the
report, authored by analyst Jeremy Sharp, said.
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The report, dated Feb. 2, said Jordan has also been training Iraqi
military personnel in a range of skills. The Jordanian training has also
been funded by the U.S. government and conducted in installations in the
kingdom built with American aid.
One such facility was the King Abdullah II Center for Special Operations
Training, located on the outskirts of Amman. The center has served as a
regional headquarters for counter-insurgency training.
The Jordanian presence in Iraq has included the New Iraqi Army Training
Project. The report did not forecast the future of Jordanian support in Iraq
once the U.S. military leaves the country in late 2011.
Jordan has also helped significantly in international peacekeeping
operations, deemed the largest contributor of police forces to the United
Nations. The report said more than 300 Jordanian military personnel study in
the United States each year.
"Combined training exercises by U.S. and Jordanian military units
continue to take place in Jordan — dubbed 'Early Victor' — at least on an
annual basis and sometimes more often," the report said.