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CDI Community De-Weaponization Program. CDI Summary. SERIOUS EFFORT Community-based Weapons Buyback Program SERIOUS MONEY - Buys out the Iraqi arms market at irresistible prices. SERIOUS GOAL - “De-weaponizes” the public of rockets, missile launchers, heavy weapons & IEDs.

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CDICommunity De-Weaponization Program

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CDI Summary

  • SERIOUS EFFORT Community-based Weapons Buyback Program

  • SERIOUS MONEY- Buys out the Iraqi arms market at irresistible prices.

  • SERIOUS GOAL - “De-weaponizes” the public of rockets, missile launchers, heavy weapons & IEDs.

  • SERIOUS PLAYERS - Can be key to halting FRL attacks and Terrorist acquisition of weapons

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CDI The Market is Killing Us!

FRL attacks CF/CPA principally with:

  • RPG-7 Anti-tank rockets

  • AK-47 Rifles & Light Machine Guns

  • Hand Grenades

  • 60mm / 81mm Mortars

  • 105mm / 122mm Artillery Round/IEDs

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CDI The CF is Taking Serious Casualties!

  • US Force Losses +91 Dead*

  • Wounded +1,200

  • Average 1 KIA & 3-5 WIA per Day

  • Each soldier killed is a priceless loss

  • Avg $350,000 per attack - cost of loss of one HMMWV & one Soldier

    *since major combat opns declared complete

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CDI Non-CF Losses

  • UN HQ – 25 Dead

  • Jordanian Embassy -17 Dead

  • NGOs – 5 Dead

  • US Civilian Contractors – 5 Dead

  • IQ Police Attacks - +30 Dead

  • IQ Civilians Bystanders - Numerous Dead

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  • Millions of pieces of Iraqi military weapons are in the hands of the local populace

    • Actual Quantities are unknown

    • Includes all types of small weapons

  • Weapons are available for sale to anyone with money!

    • FRLs & Indigenous Resistance Orgs

    • Terrorists Al Qaeda / Ansar Al Islam / PKK/ MAK

    • Tribal Groups & Religious Militias

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CDIThe Arms Market is Killing Us!

RPG-7 Anti-tank Rocket Launchers

  • Public Cost $45-70 (as of 6 Oct 03)

  • Easy to Transport

  • Only Used for FRLs, Terrorists & Tribal Wars

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CDIThe Arms Market is Killing Us!

  • Automatic Rifles & Light Machine Guns

    • Ak-47 Rifle - $50-$150

    • RPD LMG - $70

    • PKC LMG - $150-300

    • Dragunov Sniper Rifle - $300

  • Grenades

    • RGD/F-1 - $2

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CDIThe Arms Market is Killing Us!

  • 60mm 81mm Mortars

    • $500-1000 per tube

    • $5 per round

  • 120mm Mortar

    • $2,000 per tube

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CDIThe Arms Market is Killing Us!

  • 105mm / 122mm Artillery Rounds

  • Used as Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs)

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CDIThe Arms Market is Killing Us!

Production Made Explosives

  • Terrorist Large Vehicle Bombs

    • UXO debris

    • Military Explosives

    • Commercial Explosives

  • Human Guided Suicide Bombers

    • Commercial Explosives

    • Military Explosives

Irbil LVBIED Car bombing

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CDI The Market is Killing Us!

New York Times 8 Oct 2003

“US unable to locate large number of shoulder-fired antiaircraft missiles …”

“American military is pressing the search… offering a reward of $500 for each one. “

“there is a vibrant international black market for the missiles in which an Sa-7 can fetch as much as $5,000 – far more than the United States military is offering.”

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CDI Past & Present Programs

  • CPA Amnesty Program - Coalition Provisional Authority (May 23 2003) National Order, Subject: Weapons Control

  • Tuwaitha Nuclear Materials Barrel Buyback (2003) - $3 per barrel

  • CJTF-7 MANPADS Buyback program (2003) - MANPADS Weapons Buyback Program, $1.5 Million allocated

    • $500 for a complete system

    • $300 for a partial system

  • SaddamHussein Weapons Amnesty(1991) - Return weapons $50 or be arrested & killed

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CDI Past & Present Programs

Far too Cheap.

Far too Slow.

Far too much emphasis on budgets

CDI is about Results!

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CDIProgram Objectives

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This Violence Can Be StoppedRemove the Arms in the only Way Iraqis Trust and Can’t Resist!

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CDI Mission Objective

Buy Out

the Entire Illicit Arms Market

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CDI Mission Objective

Leverages Hard US

Financial Aid Power

to Defeat & Control

Terrorist’s Firepower

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CDI Overview

  • DEPRIVES FRLs, Al Qaeda/Ansar Al Islam cells and other transnational terrorists of using Iraq public market as a weapons source.

    • Removes excess SAMs, RPGs & military explosives

  • LOW COST - USAID $2.5 million / DoD $5 million – DoD matches $3 to $1 for additional funding up to $10 million.

    • Physical Structures Available in Basra, Baghdad, Mosul

    • CF supported by removal of weapons & explosives

    • Cheaper than combat sweep operations

  • IMPLEMENTABLE within weeks. Immediate, quantifiable results.

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CDI Overview

  • SIMPLE rules

    • Straight cash for weapons.

    • Any quantity. No questions.

  • OFFERS complete anonymity

    • No CF action or follow-up after transaction

  • REDUCES anti-CF attacks

  • BUILDS trust and enhances economy

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CDI Markets With Money

“If You Have Weapons” “We Have Cash.”

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CDI Physical Operations Process

  • Establish Warehouse Facility

    • Basra (pilot facility – D-D+ 6 weeks)

    • Baghdad (principle facility – D+8 weeks)

    • Mosul / Tikrit (future)

  • Market on TV & Radio

  • Free movement Pass for Weapons with Rendered-safe Device

    • Render Safe Device – Neon Yellow Cable lock blocks barrels/bolts

    • Will be found at Police Stations & Govt Buildings - Free

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CDI Physical Operations Process

RPG Conex


“Weapons In”

Rifle Conex

Mortar Conex


Sorting Area


“Money Out”

SAM Conex

UXO Conex

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CDI Physical Operations Process

“Weapon-in” Window

  • SAMs / RPGs / Military Explosives have Head of Line Privilege

  • Each Weapon is Safe’d & Digitally Tagged

  • Entered into Computer Database

  • Placed in Storage CONEX

  • Seller handed disbursing “Token”

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CDI Physical Operations Process

“Money-out” Window

  • Seller turns in disbursing tag

  • Tag checked against control list

  • Cash is handed to seller

  • Seller goes away happy

    Weapons serial numbers are kept in central database to reveal pilferage from CF or Iraqi forces.

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CDI Physical Operations Process

At Close of Business?

Weapons Turned Over to CF

CF can redistribute to ICDC

UXO, Unstable Explosives Demo’d on site

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CDI Comparison of Purchase Prices

Weapon 10/03 CDI Buyout Market Price

Ak-47, Kalashnikov, Full stock $75 $300

Ak-47, Kalashnikov, Folding stock $150 $400

PM-12, 9mm SMG $200 $500

Mk-2 Sterling, 9mm SMG $250 $700

MP-5, 9mm SMG $500 $1,000

Uzi, 9mm SMG $700 $1,000

RPG-7, with gunnery sight $65 $1,000

RPG-7, without gunnery sight $45 $900

RPD, 7.62mm light MG $80 $500

PKC, 7.62mm light MG $150 $1,000

DShka, 14.5mm HMG $1000 $2,000

Dragunov Sniper Rifle $300 $700

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CDI Comparison of Purchase Prices

Weapon 10/03 Market price CDI Buyout price

60mm mortar tube $1,000 $3,000

82mm mortar tube $2,000 $5,000

120mm mortar Tube $1,000 $7,000

SA-7/14/16 Anti-aircraft missile $4000-5000 $10,000

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CDI Comparison of Purchase Prices

Weapon 10/03 CDI Buyout price

Market price

Explosives & Ammunition

Hand Grenade $1-2 $5

RPG-7 rockets $20 $25

C-4 / military TNT block 1kg $50 $200

60mm mortar $10 $20

82mm mortar $20 $50

107mm rocket $200 $400

122mm Artillery Shell $100 $750

155mm+ Artillery Shell $200 $1000

Specialty Items

Night Vision Devices $300 $500

RPG-7 Scopes $10 $30

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CDI Sample Purchase Impact ($2 million)

Weapon Budget Allocation Potential to Buy

RPG-7 Launchers $500,000 500 launchers

AK-47 Kalashnikov $400,000 1,000 various rifles

60mm Mortars $300,000 100 tubes

82mm Mortars $300,000 50 tubes

SAMs $500,000 50 launchers

Artillery Shells / IED $100,000 100 155mm rounds

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CDIReplaces Expensive, Dangerous & Intrusive Tactics

  • Body Searches

  • House Searches

  • VCPs / Vehicle Searches

  • Arms Raids

  • Surveillance of Arms markets

CDI’s Peaceful Buyout is Better Suited to Community Disarmament Than Combat Operations

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Immediate Benefits to CPA

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CDI Benefits Bullets

  • Immediate Reduction in Attacks

  • Economically Efficient

  • Publicly Acceptable

  • Media Friendly

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  • Immediate Results!

    • Will Draw down FRL stocks

    • FRL Attacks will be seen as a waste of cash

  • Economically Efficient

    • Cheaper than CF Losses

    • Close to market prices for New IA/ICDC weapons

    • Controlled by Budgeting

  • Media Friendly

    • Easy to Comprehend

    • Video Friendly Images of success sales

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  • Publicly Acceptable

    • May be the Only Acceptable Form of Interaction w/ CPA/CF

    • Enhances Family Health & Welfare

    • Reduces Crime & Random gunfire

    • Format ($$) Easily Understandable by All

    • Forces people to choose between REAL money & supporting FRLs

  • Straight Quid Pro Quo

    • No Rewards Needed

    • Completely Transparent

    • Something for Something

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Publicly Acceptable Past Program Distrust

Real Results Will Await Proof

Impacts the Enemy


Real impact on Community FRLs may attack if successful

Shows Commitment to stop attacks Arms from Syria/Iran

Decrease Combat Applications Recycling of Govt. Arms

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Community De-Weaponsization Initiative

Considering the Alternative …

There is Very Little Risk