Iraq Security Forces Fund

Iraq Security Forces Fund At A Glance

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The Iraq Security Forces Fund (ISFF) was an appropriated fund that provided support to Iraqi security forces, including the Iraqi Army, Iraqi police forces, special task forces and border security, to fund construction, force protection, training, equipping, life support and sustainment of the aforementioned forces.

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The Iraq Security Forces Fund (ISFF) was an appropriated fund that provided support to Iraqi security forces, including the Iraqi Army, Iraqi police forces, special task forces and border security, to fund construction, force protection, training, equipping, life support and sustainment of the aforementioned forces. The fund includes three subcategories: quick response funds, combat service support and foreseeable or recurring (non-quick response funds) requirements. Initially, funds to train Iraqi security forces (which commenced in 2004) were provided as allocations from the Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Fund, though these efforts later received direct appropriations starting in FY 2005. Until Congress imposed a legislative prohibition in 2008, these funds were permitted to be used for constructing security facilities. To date, more than $20.5 billion has been appropriated to the ISFF, peaking in FY2005-2006 at nearly $5.5 billion. Notably, the Defense Department’s ownership of this security assistance account was “a sharp departure from historic practice,” since the State Department traditionally formed security assistance policy which DOD then implemented. As a result, Congress stipulated in the FY 2005 emergency supplemental bill that programs within the ISFF be implemented with the “concurrence” of the Secretary of State. ISFF also received criticism for including a provision in the authority that made ISFF exempt from any other provision of law.

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