- Special Police Commandos
The unit was "formed" (or at least publicly revealed) in September 2004 and numbers about 5,000 officers. Its Iraqi commander is Sunni General
Adnan Thabit, and its principal U.S. advisor (Counselor) is Colonel James Steele, who also commanded the U.S. Military Advisory Group in El Salvadorfrom 1984 through 1986.
* The Wolf Brigade, the SPC's Shi'ite counterpart.
U.S. Military Advisory Group in El Salvador
* http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4719252.stm - Iraq 'death squad caught in act'
* http://www.nytimes.com/cfr/international/slot2_060905.html - Q&A on Iraq's militias
* http://www.globalresearch.ca/articles/FUL506A.html - Max Fuller, For Iraq, "The Salvador Option" Becomes Reality
* http://www.petermaass.com/core.cfm?p=1&mag=123&magtype=1 - Peter Maas, The 'Salvadorization' of Iraq?
* http://digitaljournalist.org/issue0603/dis_calaf.html - Guy Calaf, Iraqi Special Police Commandos
* http://zmagsite.zmag.org/Images/gupta0505.html - A. K. Gupta, Unravelling Iraq's Secret Militias
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