Combat — Or Electrical — Power For Iraq?

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Like any other government juggling competing demands, two recent data snapshots from Iraq tell an interesting tale.

Here’s the first, from the Pentagon:

Here’s the second, from the State Department:

Hard to believe, but Iraq’s electricity shortage today (power generation now is only 56 percent of the need) is worse than it was a year ago (when it met 69 percent of the demand). Wonder if the 24 Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-229 or General Electric F110-GE-129 Increased Performance Engines that are part of the F-16 package can be used as portable power generators?