COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark will send up to 285 military personnel to NATO's non-combat training operation in Iraq as it takes over leadership of the mission … Denmark has forces deployed worldwide to NATO, the UN, and the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS. November 25, 2020 Kimberly Rogers-Brown Iraq, WARS. This was reported on Tuesday […] This new mission will build on training and capacity building efforts already conducted in Iraq through the NATO Training and Capacity Building Initiative for Iraq.   Denmark assumes command of NATO Mission Iraq. It is an advisory and training mission that assists Iraq in building more sustainable, transparent, inclusive and effective security institutions and armed forces, so that they are better capable to fight terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, prevent the return of Daesh and stabilize the country. Denmark will send up to 285 military personnel to NATO’s training operation in Iraq, Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofoed said on Thursday. Danish leadership of the training mission will replace the efforts at Al Asad. Denmark agrees to send more troops to Iraq's NATO training mission We use cookies or similar technologies on our website to analyze our traffic. However, during the recent NATO summit, Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen made it abundantly clear to Trump that Denmark has paid its dues in blood as a U.S. coalition partner in Afghanistan and Iraq with relative casualties comparable to those suffered by the United States. COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark will send up to 285 military personnel to NATO's non-combat training operation in Iraq as it takes over leadership of the mission … He succeeds Major-General Jennie Carignan of the Canadian Armed Forces, who had assumed command of the mission in November 2019. Copenhagen takes over leadership of the mission training Iraqi security forces from Canada by the end of 2020. Earlier this summer warned flymekanikerne in Berlingske that it would be irresponsible to extend the mission because of crack exposed aircraft and deprivation mechanics. 2 November 2020. He succeeds Major-General Jennie Carignan of the Canadian Armed Forces, who had assumed command of the mission in November 2019. The CAF contribution to NMI is part of Op IMPACT, for which the contribution remains at approximately up to 850 Canadian Armed Forces personnel, and following today’s change of command, 17 CAF members remain part of NMI … The NATO mission in Iraq, which has hundreds of troops from different countries, trains the country's security forces at the request of the Baghdad government. The contribution, which was primarily based at the Al Asad air base in Iraq, is closing down, so Denmark is ready to take over NATO Mission Iraq.” The statement said Denmark would maintain a reduced contribution in Operation Inherent Resolve. The aim of NTM-I was to assist in the development of Iraqi security forces training structures and institutions so that Iraq can build an effective and sustainable capability that addresses the needs of the nation. Reuters NATO Mission Iraq (NMI) is helping to strengthen Iraqi security forces and Iraqi military education institutions so that Iraqi forces can prevent the return of ISIS/Da’esh. The mission was first led by Canada, which will hand control over to Denmark in December. The command of NATO Mission Iraq (NMI) called for a Canadian Armed Forces’ contribution of up to 250 personnel. COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark offered to take over Canada's leadership of NATO's non-combat training mission in Iraq from the end of 2020 until mid-2022, the Danish Foreign Ministry said in … Denmark will take over leadership of NATO Mission Iraq in December 2020. Denmark’s government on Tuesday offered to lead a Nato mission to train Iraqi forces, saying it was prepared to send 200 troops to Iraq at the end of next year. Article content. Lieutenant-General Per Pugholm Olsen of the Danish Armed Forces is the new Commander of the NATO Mission Iraq, following a change of command ceremony held in Baghdad on 24 November 2020. Denmark's government on Tuesday offered to lead a NATO mission to train Iraqi forces, saying it was prepared to send 200 troops to Iraq at the end of next year. During a ceremony held in Baghdad yesterday (Nov 24), Major-General Jennie Carignan of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), transferred command of the NATO Mission in Iraq to Denmark, Lieutenant-General Per Pugholm Olsen of the Danish Armed Forces, the Canadian Department of National Defence said in a … Denmark’s government offered to lead the NATO mission to train Iraqi forces, saying it was prepared to send 200 personnel to Iraq next year. NATO leads the Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan, NATO Mission Iraq, and has ongoing missions in the Balkans and the Mediterranean. The embassy in Baghdad will add to Denmark's representation in the region. However, during the recent NATO summit, Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen made it abundantly clear to Trump that Denmark has paid its dues in blood as a U.S. coalition partner in Afghanistan and Iraq with relative casualties comparable to those suffered by the United States. The year-old Nato mission, which provides around 500 soldiers that advise and train Iraqi troops, is currently led by Canada, whose time in charge ends in late 2020. Denmark’s elite Jaeger Corps has also trained part of the Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Units in the country in the past. There are already Danish soldiers in Iraq serving in the coalition, and the country will begin leading NATO’s Iraq training mission in December. The NATO Training Mission-Iraq (NTM-I) was established in 2004 at the request of the Iraqi Interim Government under the provisions of UN Security Council Resolution 1546.The aim of NTM-I was to assist in the development of Iraqi security forces training structures and institutions so that Iraq could build an effective and sustainable capability that addressed the needs of the nation. Copenhagen takes over leadership of the NATO mission from Canada by the end of 2020. Denmark offered to take over Canada’s leadership of NATO’s non-combat training mission in Iraq from the end of 2020 until mid-2022, the Danish Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. The NATO Training Mission-Iraq (NTM-I) was established at the request of the Iraqi Interim Government under the provisions of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1546. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s training mission in Iraq began in October 2018, and is currently led by Canada. The current mandate from the Seimas allows contributing up to 11 military and civil defense personnel to the mission. He succeeds Major-General Jennie Carignan of the Canadian Armed Forces, who had assumed command of the mission in November 2019. Today, Major-General Jennie Carignan of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), transferred command of NATO Mission Iraq (NMI) to Lieutenant-General Per Pugholm Olsen of the Danish Armed Forces, during a ceremony held in Baghdad, Iraq. At the NATO Summit in Brussels, in July 2018, following a request from the Iraqi government, Allied leaders launched a new training mission in Iraq, called NATO Mission Iraq (NMI). The year-old Nato mission, which provides around 500 soldiers that advise and train Iraqi troops, is currently led by Canada, whose time in charge ends in late 2020. Denmark offered to take over Canada's leadership of NATO's non-combat training mission in Iraq from the end of 2020 until mid-2022, the Danish Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday. UK News. TBD : Note 1: NATO MEDAL THE BALKANS is authorized to replace the NATO medals issued for operations JOINT FORGE, JOINT GUARDIAN, ESSENTIAL HARVEST, and AMBER FOX. Article content. COPENHAGEN — Denmark offered to take over Canada’s leadership of NATO’s non-combat training mission in Iraq from the end of …