Backgrounds Of New Security Ministers

Backgrounds of New Security Ministers

The USG Open Source Center rounds up information on the new ministers of interior and defence, and of national security.

‘Iraq: Interior, National Security, Defense Ministers Profiled
Iraq — OSC Report
Monday, June 12, 2006 T12:51:57Z

Jawad al-Bulani

- Born in Baghdad in 1960, but comes from the city of Al-[A]marah, Al-Diwaniyah Governorate, southern Iraq

- Served in the former Iraqi Army’s Aviation Engineering Department until 1999

- Head of the Shiite Political Council, founded by Ahmad al-Chalabi

- Ran in the December 2005 elections as a candidate member of Ahmad al-Chalabi’s list

- A few days prior to his nomination for the post of interior minister, he announced his “resignation from any political body or entity.”

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