From NATOSource: Italian Army Maj. Gen. Claudio Angelelli, deputy commander of NATO Training Mission Iraq (NTM-I), recently briefed SHAPE National Military Representatives and NATO’s Military Committee on extending the NTM-I in Iraq through the end of 2013. The extension of the training mission in Iraq will now be discussed by the North Atlantic Council (NAC) in NTM-I format on May 26. If approved by the NAC, the renewal of the NTM-I will then be ultimately decided at the NATO Defense Ministers meeting, June 8-9.
From NATO: The NATO Training Mission in 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 is to assist in the development of Iraqi security forces training structures and institutions so that Iraq can build an effective and sustainable capability that address the needs of the nation.