It was always the plan to open at least 10 state owned business and convert them to privately owned at a later date. This would create jobs and keep young and old Iraqi’s from picking up arms and fighting the coalition.
The article talks about the opening of three state owned manufacturing companies in Iraq and producing uniforms and armored vehicles.
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WASHINGTON (AP) – In an Iraq jobs program, the Pentagon has helped reopen three factories shuttered after the 2003 invasion, seeding the ground by buying uniforms and armored vehicles from two of them.