POST OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM


March 2007

Compiled by Bibliography Branch
Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center
Maxwell AFB, AL


Contents

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Internet Resources


Air War College Gateway to the Internet.  Iraq - Post Saddam.  DoD Military Lessons Learned - Joint, Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine, Coast Guard Lessons Learned, After Action Reviews (AAR)
Available online at:  http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/awc-lesn.htm#iraq3

Air War College Gateway to the Internet.  Operation Iraqi Freedom.  DoD Military Lessons Learned - Joint, Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine, Coast Guard Lessons Learned, After Action Reviews (AAR)
Available online at:  http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/awc-lesn.htm#iraq2

Bowman, Steve.  Iraq:  U.S. Military Operations.  Washington, CRS Report for Congress, May 9, 2006.
Available online at:  http://italy.usembassy.gov/pdf/other/RL31701.pdf

Broemmel, Jarett D.  An Analysis of Counterinsurgency in Iraq:  Mosul, Ramadi, and Samara from 2003-2005.  December 2006.
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA460435
"This analysis evaluates the effects of military operations over time and through frequent unit transitions with varying numbers of U.S. and Iraqi security forces."

Brookings Institution Saban Center for Middle East Policy.  Iraq Index. 
Available online at:  http://www.brookings.edu/iraqindex
"The Iraq Index is a statistical compilation of economic and security data. This resource will provide updated information on various criteria, including crime, telephone and water service, troop fatalities, unemployment, Iraqi security forces, oil production, and coalition troop strength."

Burkle, Frederick M. and Noji, Eric K.  Health and Politics in the 2003 War with Iraq:  Lessons Learned.  Lancet October 9, 2004.
Available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=14672409&site=ehost-live
Discusses how the United States-led relief effort in Iraq was planned, its failures and successes, and the lessons learned.  How scarcity of public utilities can have a substantial effect on the ability of health workers to provide necessary health services; Conclusion that the armed forces should be prevented from dominating humanitarian assistance as much as possible and should leave this task to agencies that have traditionally handled such crises.

Clark, Jeffrey B.  Lessons Relearned the Urgent Need to Replace Post-Conflict Improvisation with Policy.  March 2005.
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA431930
Study demonstrates the urgent need for the executive and legislative branches of the United States government to institutionalize policy authority infrastructure and doctrine to harmonize the properly resourced instruments of power for post-conflict operations.

Conflict Termination in the Iraqi War, compiled by Joan T. Phillips.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air University Library, April 2004.
Available online at:  http://www.au.af.mil/au/aul/bibs/iraqi/conflict.htm

Ellis, John.  The Soft Stuff Is the Hard Stuff, and other Lessons from Iraq.  Fast Company June 2003.
Available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=9715636&site=ehost-live
Focuses on the business lessons to be learned from Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Problem with corporate incrementalism; Reason for the failure of corporate mergers; Benefits from information technology.

Franks, Tommy R.  Lessons Learned from Operation Iraqi Freedom.  FDCH Congressional Testimony July 7, 2003.
Available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=32Y1791084936&site=ehost-live

Humanitarian Assistance in Iraq, prepared by Terry Kiss.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air University Library, July 2003.
Available online at:  http://www.au.af.mil/au/aul/bibs/humaniraq/humaniraq.htm

Leibstone, Marvin.  Lessons Learned from War on Iraq.  Naval Forces 2003.
Available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&AN=11914339&site=ehost-live
Focuses on the turning point experiences for the U.S. military that will be serving as catalysts for future U.S. military policy and strategic, tactical and platform and equipment acquisition developments.

Leibstone, Marvin.  The US-Led Anti-Iraq War and Naval Combat Issues.  Naval Forces 2003.
Available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&AN=10308590&site=ehost-live
Discusses combat issues faced by the U.S. Navy in the 2003 Iraq War. Problems in land-basing rights; Expectations of enemy activity; Coping with different war scenarios; Lessons learned from the war.

Lessons Learned Process on Iraq War Explained.  FDCH Regulatory Intelligence Database June 4, 2003.
Available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&AN=32W3001563936&site=ehost-live

Metz, Steven.  Learning from Iraq:  Counterinsurgency in American Strategy.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, Strategic Studies Institute, Army War College, January 2007.
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA459931
Iraq War, 2003 has become the seminal conflict of the current era and will serve as a paradigm for future strategic decisions.

Mills, Greg.  From Basra to Baghdad:  Interim Military Lessons from Iraq.  Defense & Security Analysis September 2003.
Available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=11051941&site=ehost-live
Examines military lessons from the U.S.-Iraqi war in 2003.  Failure of intelligence; Blur of conventional and guerilla warfare; Need to protect supply lines; Limits of air power; Discovery of weather as an equalizer; Limitations of embedded journalism; Number of deaths suffered by the coalition by the time of the fall of Baghdad; Lessons from the unexpected opposition encountered in Basra and Nasiriya, such as misunderstanding of Iraqi political and social culture and failure of human intelligence.

National Strategy for Victory in Iraq.  Washington, United States.  The White House, November 2005.
Available online at:  http://www.whitehouse.gov/infocus/iraq/iraq_strategy_nov2005.html

Peacekeeping, compiled by Terry Kiss.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air University Library, July 2004.
Available online at:  http://www.au.af.mil/au/aul/bibs/peacekp03/peacekp03.htm


Counterinsurgency


Books

Bennett, Gordon.  Iraq's Security and Intelligence Structures:  More Problems.  Swindon, UK, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Conflict Studies Research Centre, May 2006.  29 p.
Book call no.:  355.34320956 B471i

Bunker, Robert J. and Sullivan, John P.  Suicide Bombings in Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Arlington, VA, Institute for Land Warfare, Association of the United States Army, 2004.  22 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.ausa.org/PDFdocs//LWP%5F46Bunker.pdf
Book call no.:  355.42 b942s

Chehab, Zaki.  Inside the Resistance:  The Iraqi Insurgency and the Future of the Middle East.  New York, Nation Books, 2005.  277 p.
Examines the regional networks of arms, soldiers, and ideology feeding into Iraq.
Book call no.:  956.70443 C515i

Cordesman, Anthony H.  The Iraq War:  Strategy, Tactics, and Military Lessons.  Washington, CSIS Press, 2003.  572 p.
"Provides an examination of the key issues of the most significant U.S. war since Vietnam."
Book call no.:  956.70443 C794i

Counterinsurgency in Iraq:  Implications of Irregular Warfare for the U.S. Government.  Cambridge, MA, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2005.  28 p.
"Begins with a focus on lessons learned from previous counterinsurgency campaigns.  The second section focuses on the challenges of assessing an insurgency and diverging assessments of the U.S. government’s current counterinsurgency efforts in Iraq."
Also available online at:  http://www.ksg.harvard.edu/cchrp/programareas/conferences/november2005.php
Book call no.:  355.0218 C855

Gray, Colin S.  Irregular Enemies and the Essence of Strategy:  Can the American Way of War Adapt?  Carlisle Barracks, PA, Army War College, March 2006.  64 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pdffiles/PUB650.pdf
Book call no.:  355.033573 G778i

Hashim, Ahmed S.  Insurgency and Counter-Insurgency in Iraq.  Ithaca, NY, Cornell University Press, 2006.  482 p.
Book call no.:  956.7044342 H348i

Hoffman, Bruce.  Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in Iraq.  Santa Monica, CA, Rand National Security Research Division, June 2004.  19 p.
Book call no.:  956.70443 H699i

Huffman, Bruce.  Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in Iraq.  Santa Monica, CA, Rand, June 2004.  24
"Analyzes where the United States has gone wrong in Iraq; what unique challenges the conflict presents to coalition forces deployed there."
Also available online at:  http://www.rand.org/publications/OP/OP127/OP127.pdf
Book call no.:  956.70443 H699i

International Crisis Group.  The Next Iraqi War?  Sectarianism and Civil Conflict:  Executive Summary and Recommendations.  Brussels, International Crisis Group, 2006.  26 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.crisisgroup.org/library/documents/middle%5Feast%5F%5F%5Fnorth%5Fafrica/iraq%5Firan%5Fgulf/52%5Fthe%5Fnext%5Firaqi%5Fwar%5Fsectarianism%5Fand%5Fcivil%5Fconflict.pdf
Book call no.:  956.70443 N567

Israeli, Raphael.  The Iraq War:  Hidden Agendas and Babylonian Intrigue:  The Regional Impact on Shi'ites, Kurds, Sunnis and Arabs.  Portland, OR, Sussex Academic Press, 2004.  278 p.
Book call no.:  956.70443 I85i

Parenti, Christian.  The Freedom:  Shadows and Hallucinations in Occupied Iraq.  New York, The New Press, 2004.  211 p.
"The best-trained and best-equipped military on the planet finds itself fighting the only type of war for which it was unprepared:  a highly politicized, media-saturated, urban counterinsurgency.  As casualties mount and the chaos of occupation drags on, American troops in Iraq discover there is no plan B."
Book call no.:  956.70443 P228f

Rogers, Paul.  Iraq and the War on Terror:  Twelve Months of Insurgency 2004/2005.  New York, I.B. Tauris, 2006.  184 p.
Book call no.:  956.70443 R728i

Vick, Alan J.  Air Power in the New Counterinsurgency Era:  The Strategic Importance of USAF Advisory and Assistance Missions.  Santa Monica, CA, Rand, January 2006.  180 p.
"The Department of Defense in recent years has shifted from a focus on sizing and shaping its forces to meet specific war plans to policies based on capabilities that can be directed toward a spectrum of missions."
Book call no.:  358.41425 A298


Documents

Archer, Tony.  The Importance of Ethics in Counterinsurgency Operations.  Fort Leavenworth, KS, Army Command and General Staff College, May 12006.  66 p.
"Purpose of this research was to develop a set of key principles that would support both planners and operators in the conduct of counterinsurgency operations.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA449945
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42022-2 A672i

Davis, Arthur D.  Back to the Basics:  An Aviation Solution to Counterinsurgent Warfare.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air Command and Staff College, December 2005.  37 p.
"Study focuses on the current War on Terror as a conflict against insurgents attacking US power wherever it shows itself through asymmetric means."
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA444383
Doc. call no.:  M-U 43122 D2614b

Galloway, Gerald E.  Counterinsurgency:  Relearning How to Think.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, Army War College, March 2005.  30 p.
"Examines the adequacy of current U.S. counterinsurgency strategic policy, operational concepts and doctrine."
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA432422
Doc. call no.:  M-U 39080-537 G174c

Graff, Jonathan K.  United States Counterinsurgency Doctrine and Implementation in Iraq.  Fort Leavenworth, KS, Army Command and General Staff College, 2004.  87 p.
Examines the conduct of the U.S. Army’s counterinsurgency campaign in Iraq from the end of March 2003 through March 2004.  Concludes that basic principles outlined in U.S. doctrine are still applicable in Iraq, but U.S. and coalition forces are not applying them as intended.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA428901
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42022 G736u

Haas, Christopher.  A Standing Unconventional Warfare Task Force to Combat Insurgency in the 21st Century.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, Army War College, March 2005.  20 p.
"Today, the U.S. military confronts transnational, and theologically based radical Islamic insurgent movements.  In Afghanistan and Iraq these insurgents have joined with local insurgents that comprise elements of the deposed Taliban and Ba’athist regimes and other groups including criminals and foreign fighters."
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA432859
Doc. call no.:  M-U 39080-537 H112s

Hoy, James R.  The Rise and Fall of the Renaissance Party:  Implications of De-Ba'athification on Iraqi Society.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, Army War College, May 2004.  27 p.
"Examines the effectiveness of de-Ba’athiflcation measures and how they influence efforts to establish a stable and democratic Iraq."
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA423708
Doc. call no.:  M-U 39080-537 H868r

Karagosian, John W.  Repressive States and Insurgencies:  Implications for Future Campaigns.  Fort Leavenworth, KS, Army Command and General Staff College, March 2006.  63 p.
"Following the invasion of Iraq in 2003, Coalition forces discovered that the military, security, and intelligence agencies of Iraq were well suited to transition into an insurgency after conventional defensive measures had failed".  Author argues that this is the habitual norm for repressive totalitarian regimes when faced with invasion.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA450609
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42022-2 K184r

Kraner, Timothy A.  Al Qaeda in Iraq:  Demobilizing the Threat.  Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School, December 2005.  171 p.
"To achieve US objectives in Iraq it is critical to understand not only the Iraqi Sunni components of the ongoing conflict, but also the Salafi-Jihadist elements as well."
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA443124
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42525 K894a

Leahy, Kevin C.  The Impact of Technology on the Command, Control, and Organizational Structure of Insurgent Groups.  Fort Leavenworth, KS, Army Command and General Staff College, 2005.  69 p.
"Although Iraqi insurgents attempt to utilize technology for command and control, they must revert to the same methods used by past insurgent groups because the United States and coalition forces enjoy superiority in the area of information technology."
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA437024
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42022 L4345i

McBride, Michael S.  The Interagency Process in Counter-Insurgency Warfare.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, Army War College, 2006.  17 p.
"Current operations in Afghanistan and Iraq are indicators that the Army will be required to conduct counter-insurgency, stability, and reconstruction operations for the foreseeable future.  The Army’s individual, leader, and collective training must prepare soldiers, leaders, and units to operate effectively as small units in a decentralized environment."
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA449307
Doc. call no.:  M-U 39080-537 M1194i

Pepper, Joseph.  Winning the Counterinsurgency Fight in Iraq:  The Role of Political Culture in Counterinsurgency Warfare 2003-2006 in Iraq.  Fort Leavenworth, KS, School of Advanced Military Studies, Army Command and General Staff College, 2006.  59 p.
Provides insight into the importance of political culture in relation to developing a counterinsurgency strategy.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA450481
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42022-2 P4241w

Rabena, William S.  An Information Operations Approach to Counter Suicide Bomber Recruiting.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, Army War College, March 2006.  23 p.
"Analyzes how information operations, in the form of counterdeception and counterpropaganda, can target the recruiting base for suicide bombers."
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA449231
Doc. call no.:  M-U 39080-537 R115i

Steliga, Mark A.  Why They Hate Us:  Disaggregating the Iraqi Insurgency.  Monterey, CA, Department of National Security Affairs, Naval Postgraduate School, March 2005.  99 p.
"The central problem with the coalition’s counterinsurgency strategy is that it fails to take into account the diverse goals and historical motivations of the groups involved."
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA432320
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42525 S824w


Periodicals

Aaron, Christopher.  Kidnappings Endanger Reconstruction in Iraq.  Jane's Intelligence Review 17:8-13 March 2005.

Byman, Daniel.  Insecuring Iraq.  National Interest 76:15-18 Summer 2004.
Deals with the security problems being faced in Iraq after the defeat of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.  Importance of security for the political and economical reconstruction of Iraq; Major security forces of Iraq.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=13670998&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Debat, Alexis.  Vivisecting the Jihad.  National Interest 76:18-23 Summer 2004.
Discusses the dangers posed by the "foreign fighter" phenomenon and their potential to destabilize Iraq.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=13671001&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Evans, Richard.  US Must Build on Zarqawi Counter-Propaganda.  Jane's Terrorism & Security Monitor, pp 1-3, May 2006.

Iraq's Escalating Insurgency.  Jane's Terrorism & Security Monitor, pp 4-5, January 2007.
Article examines how the Iraq insurgency has evolved over the last year and looks at possible future scenarios.

Johnson, Ralph.  Guerrilla Tactics in Baghdad.  Soldier of Fortune 29:36-39 February 2004.

Knights, Michael.  Increased Factional Fighting Pulls Basra Towards Chaos.  Jane's Intelligence Review 18:38-43 December 2006.
Examines the struggle between political factions and highlights the implications for security sector reform, foreign presence and local stability in Basra.

Knights, Michael.  Iraq Elections Set Conditions for Summer of Discontent.  Jane's Intelligence Review 17:32-35 March 2005.

Looney, Robert.  Socio-Economic Strategies to Counter Extremism in Iraq.  Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies 29:21-44 Winter 2006.

MacDonald, Neil.  Iraq:  Insurgency Versus Elections.  Middle East International 734:4-7 September 24, 2004.
Reports on Iraq's interim government's determination to go ahead with elections scheduled for January 2005 despite continued widespread violence.

Metz, Steven.  Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in Iraq.  Washington Quarterly 27:25-37 Winter 2004.
Understanding the factors leading to the failure in detecting the development of insurgencies is easy.  Gone are the Cold War days when regimes could rely on a superpower patron for increased support against a rebellion.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=11620264&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Nasr, Vali.  Regional Implications of Shi'a Revival in Iraq.  Washington Quarterly 27:7-24 Summer 2004.
Points out that competition between the Sunni minority and the Shi'a majority, after the disenfranchisement of the Sunni minority leadership under Saddam Hussein, has emerged as the single greatest determinant of peace and stability in Iraq.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=13233902&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

O'Hanlon, Michael and de Albuquerque, Adriana Lins.  Scoring the Iraq Aftermath.  National Interest 74:31-36 Winter 2003-2004.
Assesses the progress being made by the United States toward attaining its policy objectives in launching a war on Iraq in 2003 to oust Saddam Hussein from power. Suggestions on how to deal with insurgency problem in Iraq.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=11960974&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Oppenheimer, A.  Iraqi Explosives Fuel Insurgency.  Jane's Terrorism & Security Monitor, pp 3-4, November 2004.

Ripley, Tom.  Guerrilla War in Iraq.  Air Forces Monthly 196:50-54 July 2004.
Article looks at the role played by air power as U.S. troops are locked in a guerrilla campaign against Iraqi insurgents.

Schmidle, Robert E. and Hoffman, Frank G.  Commanding the Contested Zones.  U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 130:50-52 September 2004.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=14319391&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Shanahan, Rodger.  Shi'a Political Development in Iraq:  The Case of the Islamic Da'wa Party.  Third World Quarterly 25:943-954 2004.

Skinner, Lars.  Security in an Insurgency Environment:  Lessons Learned from Iraq.  Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International 11:30-35 Summer 2005.

Stewart, Donald.  Task Force Death Dealers:  Dismounted Combat Tankers.  Armor 113:9-12 January-February 2004.

Waldman, Peter.  Ancient Rift:  Rising Academic Sees Sectarian Split Inflaming Mideast; Vali Nasr Says 'Shite Revival' is Met by Sunni Backlash; Resurgent Iran Leads Way; Can Mullahs be Moderated?  Wall Street Journal, p A1, August 4, 2006.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1088821051&sid=1&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD


Lessons Learned


Books

Davies, Steve and Dildy, Dout.  F-16 Fighting Falcon Units of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Westminster, MD, Osprey Publishing, 2006.  96 p.
Book call no.:  956.7044348 D257fa

Glantz, Aaron.  How America Lost Iraq.  New York, Jeremy P. Tarcher-Penguin, 2005.  303 p.
Book call no.:  956.70443 G545h

Hanson, Victor Davis.  Between War and Peace:  Lessons from Afghanistan to Iraq.  New York, Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2004.  282 p.
Book call no.:  973.931 H251b

Henderson, Anne Ellen.  The Coalition Provisional Authority's Experience with Economic Reconstruction in Iraq.  Washington, United States Institute of Peace, April 2005.  18 p.
Book call no.:  956.70443 H496c

Pickering, Thomas Reeve.  Iraq One Year after Report of an Independent Task Force on Post-Conflict Iraq.  New York, Council on Foreign Relations, 2003.  Computer text data.
Also available online at:  http://www.cfr.org/publication.php?id=6848
Book call no.:  956.70443 I655

Rathmell, Andrew.  Developing Iraq's Security Sector:  The Coalition Provisional Authority's Experience.  Santa Monica, CA, Rand, 2005.  1 vol.
Book call no.:  956.70443 D489

United Kingdom.  House of Commons.  Defence Committee.  Lesson of Iraq:  Third Report of Session 2003-04.  London, The Stationary Office, 2004.  3 vols.
Book call no.:  956.70443 G786L

United Kingdom.  House of Commons.  Defence Committee.  Lessons of Iraq:  Government Response to the Committee's Third Report of Session 2003-04.  London, The Stationery Office Limited, 26 May 2004.  53 p.
Book call no.:  956.70443 G786La

United States.  Congress.  Senate.  Committee on Armed Services.  Transition to Sovereignty in Iraq:  U.S. Policy, Ongoing Military Operations, and Status of U.S. Armed Forces.  Hearing. 108th Congress, 2nd session, June 25, 2004.  Washington, GPO, 2005.  83 p.
Book call no.:  956.70443 U581t

United States.  Congress.  Senate.  Committee on Armed Services .  U.S. Military Operations and Stabilization Activities in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Hearings. 109th Congress, 1st session, February 3, June 23, September 29, 2005.  Washington, GPO, 2006.  313 p.
Book call no.:  973.931 U58ua

United States.  Congress.  Senate.  Committee on Armed Services.  U.S. Policy and Military Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Hearing. 108th Congress, 2nd session, April 20, 2004.  Washington, GPO, 2005.  124 p.
Book call no.:  973.931 U58u

United States.  Congress.  Senate.  Committee on Foreign Relations.  Iraq - Post Transition.  Hearing. 108th Congress, 2nd session, July 22, 2004.  Washington, GPO, 2004.  33 p.
Book call no.:  956.70443 U581ia

Venter, Al J.  The Iraqi War Debrief:  Why Saddam Hussein Was Toppled.  Havertown, PA, Casemate Publishers, 2004.  340 p.
Book call no.:  956.70443 V465i

Ward, Celeste J.  The Coalition Provisional Authority's Experience with Governance in Iraq:  Lessons Identified.  Washington, United States Institute of Peace, May 2005.  12 p.
Book call no.:  956.70443 W257c


Documents

Bledsoe, Elizabeth E.  The Use of Culture in Operational Planning.  Fort Leavenworth, KS, Army Command and General Staff College, June 2005.  74 p.
"Recent conflicts, such as Operation Iraqi Freedom, have challenged operational commanders to develop skills to manage indigenous population issues.  Dealing with the local population, such as the Iraqi Shi’ites, inevitably leads to a crash course in the local culture".  Author suggests that cultural knowledge should be one of the primary considerations in operational planning.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA436485
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42022 B646u

Brown, Thomas J.  Success in Civil Military Operations.  Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School, September 2005.  95 p.
"Addresses the question of what determines the success of Civil Military Operations (CMO).  Provides essential principles for CMO planning and identifies requirements in doctrine, training, organization, and structure of CMO forces for future operations."
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA439373
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42525 B8812s

Haugh, Timothy D.  Losing the Population:  The Impact of Coalition Policy and Tactics on the Population and the Iraqi Insurgency.  Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School, 2005.  115 p.
"Examines the initial phases of the U.S.-led occupation of Iraq and evaluates the impact of Coalition policy and tactics on the population and the Iraqi insurgency."
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA439453
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42525 H3712L

Karagosian, John W.  Repressive States and Insurgencies:  Implications for Future Campaigns.  Fort Leavenworth, KS, Army Command and General Staff College, March 2006.  63 p.
"Following the invasion of Iraq in 2003, Coalition forces discovered that the military, security, and intelligence agencies of Iraq were well suited to transition into an insurgency after conventional defensive measures had failed".  Author argues that this is the habitual norm for repressive totalitarian regimes when faced with invasion.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA450609
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42022-2 K184r

Kochanski, Don.  The Missing Phase:  The Need for a New Stability Phase in Modern Combat Operations.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, Army war College, March 2005.  22 p.
"The unanticipated number of troops lost during stability operations indicates that a combat phase is missing".  Such a phase should be incorporated into stability operations to "both reduce U.S. casualties, and inform civilian and military personnel of the length and intricacies involved in reaching stability."
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA434660
Doc. call no.:  M-U 39080-537 K76m

Mizell, Daron M.  Understanding Iraq's Shi'is:  Evolving Misperceptions within the U.S. Government from the 1970s to the Present.  Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School, 2005.  73 p.
"Explores perceptions within the U.S. Government regarding Iraq’s Shi’i majority, and their impact on the decision to remove Saddam, and on current U.S. endeavors in post-war Iraq".  The importance of understanding Iraq’s Shi’is is underscored.  "The Shi’i are an essential element to any viable, long-term solution for post-war Iraq."
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA435594
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42525 M6851u

Sparks, Scott A.  The Impact of Misunderstanding the Enemy's Will to Fight in OIF.  Fort Leavenworth, KS, School of Advanced Military Studies, Army Command and General Staff college, 2005.  42 p.
"The United States’ miscalculation of Iraqis’ "will to fight" during the planning of Operation Iraqi Freedom contributed to post-conflict operational problems.  "Will" is not defined in U.S. joint doctrine."
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA436238
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42022-2 S7362i

Walker, David M.  Stabilizing Iraq:  An Assessment of the Security Situation.  Washington, GAO, 2006.  23 p.
Testimony to the U.S. Congress, House, Committee on Government Reform; Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats, and International Relations
Also available online at:  http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS76615
Doc. call no.:  M-U 41026-173 no. 06-1094T

Whitaker, Richard M.  Military Government in Future Operations.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 2006.  30 p.
"Examines whether the President might have achieved his post-war objectives, at a much more rapid rate, and at a much smaller cost, had he opted for the utilization of military government during the initial period of occupation."
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA448275
Doc. call no.:  M-U 39080-537 W578m


Periodicals

Ankerson, Christopher and Tethong, Losel.  Rapid Decisive Ops are Risky Business.  U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 129:52-55 October 2003.
Two aspects of the OIF campaign stand out, the speed with which the combat phase was conducted, and the low numbers of casualties on all sides.  High technology allowed the U.S. armed forces to achieve startling effects without relying on mass.  The use of the Rapid Decisive Operations doctrine is discussed.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=11049156&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Atkeson, Edward B.  Iraq Through the Prism of American Experience.  Army 53:17-20+ December 2003.

Barnes, Frederick.  Iraq Lessons Accelerate Defense Restructuring.  Defense & Foreign Affairs Strategic Policy 31:10 2003.

Begos, Kevin.  Faded Dreams of Contracted Democracy.  Middle East Report 234:24-27 Spring 2005.

Bowes, Andrew W. and Daub, Kimberley J.  A Corps Support Battalion's Experience in Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Army Logistician 36:28-33 July-August 2004.
Chronicles the United States 87th Corps Support Battalion's deployment in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lessons learned while providing support to the 3d Infantry Division.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=13856167&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Brill, Arthur P.  Marine Corps Plans to Revamp Outmoded Logistics System.  Sea Power 47:12 April 2004.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=12947168&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Brill, Arthur P.  Marine Corps Studies Lessons Learned in Iraq to Plan for Future Conflicts.  Sea Power 46:9-10 June 2003.
Details the operations of the U.S. Marine Corps in the Iraq war.  Preparation of the soldiers; Assessment of the logistics of the marines; Collection of information about Iraq.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=10026307&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Brown, David.  Commander Details War Problems:  Communications, Targeting Info Needs Improvement, Admiral Says.  Navy Times 52:20 September 15, 2003.
Reports on the assessment of U.S. Navy 5th Fleet commander Vice Admiral Timothy Keating on the outcome of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Problems encountered during the war in Iraq; Success of the logistics preparations; Lessons learned from the war.

Brown, David.  U.S. Navy Relates Lessons Learned in Iraq.  Defense News 18:28 September 8, 2003.

Chandler, David.  Imposing the "Rule of Law":  The Lessons of BiH for Peacebuilding in Iraq.  International Peacekeeping 11:312-333 Summer 2004.

Corera, Gordon.  Iraq Provides Lessons in Nation Building.  Jane's Intelligence Review 16:30-33 January 2004.
Presents information on the failure of U.S. post-war planning in Iraq headed by U.S. Lieutenant General Jay Garner.  Reasons for the failure to plan and execute well in the security field.

Crawley, Vince.  Joint Lessons Don't Include How to Win Peace in Iraq.  Air Force Times 64:16 October 13, 2003.
Reports on the evaluation conducted by the U.S. Joint Forces Command on the lessons learned during the March 2003 war in Iraq.

Crawley, Vince.  Missing the Target:  Report:  Major Parts of War-Fighting Code Were not Effective.  Air Force Times 64:22-23 April 19, 2004.
Provides information on the report prepared by the U.S. Joint Forces Command regarding the effectiveness of key components of the war fighting doctrine of the Department of Defense during the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Davies, Steve.  Strike Eagles over Iraq.  Air Forces Monthly 191:64-70 February 2004.
Provides the inside story on how the Strike Eagle fared in the war against Saddam Hussein.

Donahoe, Patrick J.  Preparing Leaders for Nationbuilding.  Military Review 84:224-26 May-June 2004.
Discusses how the U.S. can prepare leaders for nationbuilding. Training needed by soldiers before foreign deployment.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=13616019&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Ferguson, Niall.  Recovering Our Nerve.  National Interest 76:51-54 Summer 2004.
Discusses the mistakes made by U.S. President George W. Bush in trying to govern Iraq after the overthrow of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=13671032&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Ferrando, Stephen A. and Eckloff, Todd S.  Ground Reconnaissance During OIF:  A Perspective from Within 1st MarDiv.  Marine Corps Gazette 87:22-27 July 2003.
Assesses the employment of ground reconnaissance during the Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Description of the nature of a mechanized warfare; Effects of the downsizing of military men during the operation; Causes of the failure of various peace negotiations.

Gantert, Michael.  Checkpoint and Traffic Control Point Operations.  Armor 113:38-40 September-October 2004.
Discusses the checkpoint and traffic control point operations (TCP) employed by the 2d Armored Cavalry Regiment (ACR) of the U.S. Army in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in Baghdad, Iraq.

Gormley, Dennis M.  The Limits of Intelligence:  Iraq's Lessons.  Survival 46:7-28 Autumn 2004.
Any quest to 'fix' intelligence merely through reorganisation will be futile as it avoids the more prosaic but more critical matter of intelligence effectiveness.  This depends far less on structural reform than on the quality of collected intelligence, the nature of the analytic process and, ultimately, the relationship between intelligence and policymaking officials.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=14454007&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Gormley, Dennis M.  Missile Defence Myopia:  Lessons from the Iraq War.  Survival 45:61-86 Winter 2003-2004.
Warns that American missile defenses could become increasingly vulnerable to adversaries who combine ballistic and cruise missile attacks with flights of unmanned air vehicles. Discusses key lessons from the Iraq War.

Gourley, Scott R. and Ridd, Grayden.  Tactical Lessons for Urban Operations.  Jane's Intelligence Review 15:38-41 July 2003.

Grinalds, Allen D.  Cobras Rock in Iraqi Freedom.  U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 130:72-75 March 2004.
States that Operation Iraqi Freedom saw the first use since Operation Desert Storm, of attack helicopter AH-1W Super Cobra in sustained combat operations.  During that time, the U.S. Marine Corps rotary-wing attack community experienced many successes that validated its tactics, techniques and procedures in support of ground forces during hightempo combat operations.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=12456777&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Isby, David C.  Getting Dirty:  The Close Air Support Battle in Iraq, 2003.  Air Forces Monthly 192:20-25 March 2004.

Kaufman, Gail.  Iraq War Lessons Discussed at Annual Space Symposium.  Defense News 19:46 April 5, 2004.

Keeter, Hunter C.  Urban Operations Challenge Shows Limits of U.S., Allied ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) Capability.  Sea Power 47:14-16 May 2004.
Discusses the limitations of the U.S. and coalition forces' intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities in supporting urban operations as seen in the violence which occurred at al Fallujah, Iraq in April 2004.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=13126592&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Keith, J. D.  3d Squadron, 7th U.S. Cavalry Up Front:  Operation Iraqi Freedom Lessons Learned.  Armor 112:26-31 September-October 2003.
Presents the lessons learned by the 3d Squadron, 7th Cavalry of the U.S. Army during the war in Iraq in 2003.

Maddox, Brian.  "Checkmate on the Northern Front."  Armor 112:6-11 September-October 2003.
Highlights the deployment of task force 1-63 in support of the 2003 Iraq War.

Magan, Aaron P.  Improving the Engineer Battalion's Combat Power:  Lessons Learned in Iraq.  Engineer 33:24-27 July-September 2003.
Examines the successes and challenges faced by the 326th Engineer Battalion of the U.S. Army based at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, based on the modified table of organization and equipment.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=11287069&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Morgan, Daniel.  Deploying to Iraq?  Lessons from an Infantry Company Commander.  Infantry 93:28-32 January-February 2004.

Morgan, Daniel.  Going to Fight in Iraq?  Lessons from an Infantry Company Commander.  Army 54:16-20+ April 2004.

Nalls, John B.  A Company Commander's Thoughts on Iraq.  Armor 113:13-16 January-February 2004.
Presents advice to help commanders and platoon leaders to prepare U.S. Army soldiers for a task in Iraq.  Views on preparing soldiers and their equipment before deployment; Importance of route variation.

Rauch, Jonathan.  Iraq Is No Vietnam, but Vietnam Holds Lessons for Iraq.  National Journal 36:2710-2711 September 11, 2004.
Compares the Vietnam war in the 1960s and the twentieth-century U.S.-Iraq war from a military point of view.  Lessons of the Vietnam war for Iraq.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=14587055&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Russell, Richard L.  Iraq's Chemical Weapons Legacy:  What Others Might Learn from Saddam.  Middle East Journal 599:187-208 Spring 2005.

Schwartz, Eric.  1-64 Armor's Rogue Gunnery Training Program.  Armor 113:17-20 January-February 2004.
Focuses on the engagement of Task Force 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 3d Infantry Division of the U.S. Army in a gunnery training program in Baghdad, Iraq in April 2003.

Scully, Megan.  Coalition Data-Sharing Lagged During Iraq War.  Defense News 19:18 March 29, 2004.

Scully, Megan.  Communications Snags Plagued U.S. Troops:  Iraq War Highlighted Flaws in Army's Land-Based System.  Defense News 19:8 January 19, 2004.

Skinner, Lars.  Security in an Insurgency Environment:  Lessons Learned from Iraq.  Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International 11:30-35 Summer 2005.

Smith, Tony.  Was Iraq a Fool's Errand?  Foreign Affairs 83:130-134 November-December 2004.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=14815896&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Tanker Basing Limitations Posed Challenge during Operation Iraqi Freedom Air Campaign.  Sea Power 46:37-40 July 2003.
Discusses the lack of basing for U.S. aerial tankers during Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Shortage of Air Force tankers; Refueling of strike aircraft; Number of bases used during the operation.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=10158501&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Vandroff, Mark.  There Are Other Lessons from Iraqi Freedom.  U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 129:71 August 2003.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=10494786&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

West, Scott G.  Logistical Support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF).  Logistics Spectrum 38:9-11 April-June 2004.


Postwar Operations


Books

Bunker, Robert J. and Sullivan, John P.  Suicide Bombings in Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Arlington, VA, Institute for Land Warfare, Association of the United States Army, 2004.  22 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.ausa.org/PDFdocs//LWP%5F46Bunker.pdf
Book call no.:  355.42 b942s

Cockburn, Patrick.  The Occupation.  New York, Verso, 2006.  229 p.
Book call no.:  956.70443 C665o

Cordesman, Anthony H.  The Iraq War:  Strategy, Tactics, and Military Lessons.  Washington, CSIS Press, 2003.  572 p.
"Provides an examination of the key issues of the most significant U.S. war since Vietnam."
Book call no.:  956.70443 C794i

Cordesman, Anthony H. and Baetjer, Patrick.  Iraqi Security Forces:  A Strategy for Success.  Westport, CT, Praeger Security International, 2006.  410 p.
Book call no.:  956.704431 C794i

Herring, Eric and Rangwala, Glen.  Iraq in Fragments:  The Occupation and Its Legacy.  Ithaca, NY, Cornell University Press, 2006.  354 p.
Book call no.:  956.704431 H567i

Holtz-Eakin, Douglas.  The Ability of the U.S. Military to Sustain an Occupation in Iraq.  Washington, Congressional Budget Office, November 5, 2003.  43 p.
Statement before the Committee on Armed Services, U.S. House of Representatives.
Book call no.:  956.70443 H758a

Phillips, Kate.  U.S. Military Operations in Iraq:  Planning, Combat, and Occupation.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, Strategic Studies Institute, Army War College, 2006.  23 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pdffiles/PUB653.pdf
Book call no.:  956.70443 P561u


Documents

Brown, Thomas J.  Success in Civil Military Operations.  Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School, September 2005.  95 p.
"Addresses the question of what determines the success of Civil Military Operations (CMO).  Provides essential principles for CMO planning and identifies requirements in doctrine, training, organization, and structure of CMO forces for future operations."
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA439373
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42525 B8812s

Bryan, Carolyn B.  Bridging the Gap:  A Roadmap for Joint Military-Civilian Stability Operations.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 2006.  14 p.
"The conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq initiated a paradigm shift in the thinking about cooperation between civilian and military operations, calling for the military to take a greater role in post-kinetic operations and civilian agencies to take a greater role in the planning phase before kinetic operations."
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA448504
Doc. call no.:  M-U 39080-537 B9152b

Helmick, Jerry.  The Sequel to Major Combat Operations - Applying Critical Factors Analysis to OIF.  Newport, RI, Naval War College, May 2004.  25 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA426024
Doc. call no.:  M-U 41662 H479s

Reed, Deborah L.  Post Conflict Operations Planning and Execution.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 2004.  24 p.
Doc. call no.:  M-U 39080-537 R3231p


Periodicals

Boyne, Sean and Blanche, Ed.  Iraqi Intelligence Agencies Face Uphill Struggle.  Jane's Intelligence Review 17:38-43 January 2005.

Brancati, Dawn.  Can Federalism Stabilize Iraq?  Washington Quarterly 27:7-22 Spring 2004.
Reports on the establishment of federalism in Iraq to prevent ethnic conflict and secessionism. Describes role of the U.S. in advising Iraqi leaders to adopt a federal system of government.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=12492532&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Caraccilo, Dominic J. and Rohling, Andrew M.  Targeting in Postconflict Operations in Iraq.  Military Review 84:11-19 January-February 2004.
Looks at the postconflict military operations of the U.S. 2d Battalion, 503d Infantry Regiment (2-503d) in Iraq. Definition of the term, rules of engagement, as defined in the Field Manual 101-5-1 "Operational Terms and Graphics."
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=12455754&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Crawley, Vince.  Logistics Lessons Aid Latest Iraq Rotations.  Air Force Times 64:40 April 12, 2004.
Focuses on logistics issues in military rotations of the U.S. Air Force in Iraq. Shortage of humvees for the Air Force.

Crocker, Bathsheba.  Reconstructing Iraq's Economy.  Washington Quarterly 27:73-94 Autumn 2004.
Focuses on the reconstruction of Iraq's war-torn economy. Challenges facing the Coalition Provisional Authority in transforming Iraq into a market economy.

Diamond, Larry.  What Went Wrong in Iraq?  Foreign Affairs 83:34-57 September-October 2004.
Discusses the problems the United States faced during and after the Iraq War of 2003.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=14348324&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Dodge, Toby.  A Sovereign Iraq?  Survival 46:39-58 Autumn 2004.
"Domestic sovereignty, the ability of the new Iraqi government to rule its population, is a long way off.  The United States and the international community, through choice or necessity, will continue to be intimately involved in the day-to-day domestic politics of Iraq for many years to come."
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=14454009&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Dodge, Toby.  US Intervention and Possible Iraqi Futures.  Survival 45:103-122 Autumn 2003.
Examines the American intervention in Iraq. Impact of the Ba'athist regime on Iraqi society; Danger of inadvertently using the networks of the shadow state created by the Ba'athist regime."

Dunn, Robert.  Navy Cannot Rest on its Laurels.  U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 129:53-54 May 2003.
Task Force History, a group of historians and other professionals skilled in interview and collection, is gathering first-hand recollections, documents, photographs, and artifacts after the war against Iraq.  As a result, the Iraq war may well turn out to be the best-documented naval conflict ever.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=9750334&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Johnson, Ralph.  Guerrilla Tactics in Baghdad.  Soldier of Fortune 29:36-39 February 2004.

Johnson, Ralph.  Hearts and Minds in Iraq:  The Bad News--the Good News.  Soldier of Fortune 29:24-27 June 2004.

Murray, Dale.  Company-Level Cordon and Search Operations in Iraq.  Armor 113:26-31 September-October 2004.
Focuses on the cordon and search operation of the U.S. Army in Iraq. Concept of the cordon and search operation.

Peck, Fred.  Somalia, Afghanistan:  A Script for Reconstruction of Iraq.  Sea Power 46:78-81 April 2003.
Focuses on the relevance of the experience of the U.S. in the war in Somalia and in Afghanistan to the post-war reconstruction of Iraq.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=9533191&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Primakov, Yevgeny.  Auditing Arrogance.  National Interest 76:9-11 Summer 2004.
From Iraq at the Turn:  A Symposium. Deals with the problems that might arise after the defeat of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's regime. Reasons of international terrorist groups for aspiring to keep the situation in Iraq extremely unstable.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=13670995&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Rhodes, Matthew.  Central Europe and Iraq:  Balance, Bandwagon, or Bridge?  Orbis:  A Journal of World Affairs 48:423-436 Summer 2004.

Schlesinger, James R.  Transferring Sovereignty.  National Interest 76:5-7 Summer 2004.
From Iraq at the Turn:  A Symposium. Reports on the impact of the decision of the U.S. to transfer sovereignty to the Iraqis after June 30, 2004.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=13670993&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Schofield, Julian and Zenco, Micah.  Designing a Secure Iraq:  A US Policy Prescription.  Third World Quarterly 25:677-688 August 2004.
The third Western attempt at regime construction in Iraq is now underway.  Western plans to rebuild the Iraqi state will fail again if they ignore the real roots of Iraqi insecurity:  its geopolitical weakness.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=13516294&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Simes, Dimitri K.  Rethinking the Strategy.  National Interest 76:11-14 Summer 2004.
From "Iraq at the Turn:  A Symposium".  Reports on the strategy that the U.S. forces must apply to establish a stable and non-hostile Iraq.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=13670997&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Toensing, Chris.  Iraqi Elections.  Middle East Report 234:8-9 Spring 2005.

Ulph, Stephen.  Wrestle with Iraqi Elections.  Jane's Islamic Affairs Analyst, pp 3-5, February 2005.


Strategic Analysis


Books

Cordesman, Anthony H.  The War after the War:  Strategic Lessons of Iraq and Afghanistan.  Washington, Center for Strategic and International Studies, 2004.  73 p.
Book call no.:  327.730567 C804w

Dodge, Toby.  Iraq's Future:  The Aftermath of Regime Change.  New York, Routledge, 2005.  72 p.  (Adelphi Paper 372)
"The removal of Saddam Hussein’s regime in April 2003 has proved to be the beginning, not the culmination, of a long and uncertain process of state-building."
Book call no.:  909.82 I61a no. 372

Hendrickson, David C. and Tucker, Robert W.  Revisions in Need of Revising:  What Went Wrong in the Iraq War.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, December 2005.  36 p.
Book call no.:  956.70443 H498r

Hooker, Gregory.  Shaping the Plan for Operation Iraqi Freedom:  The Role of Military Intelligence Assessments.  Washington, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 2005.  114 p.
Book call no.:  956.70443 H783s

Jones, Seth G.  Establishing Law and Order after Conflict.  Santa Monica, CA, Rand, September 2005.  290 p.
"Examines in detail the post-Cold War reconstruction efforts of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kosovo, three major cases in which the United States and its allies have attempted to reconstruct security institutions."
Also available online at:  http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0514/2005014939.html
Book call no.:  355.49 E79

Krepinevich, Andrew F.  The War in Iraq:  An Interim Assessment.  Washington, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, 2005.  136 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA443514
Book call no.:  956.70443 K92w

Meehan, Marty.  Light at the End of the Tunnel.  Washington, U.S. House of Representatives, January 2005.  20 p.
Recommends an exit strategy that addresses achievable goals in Iraq and proposes a timetable to withdraw the vast majority of U.S. forces within 12-18 months.  Singles-out the training of Iraqi security forces as our top priority in Iraq and suggests the long-term American role should not be providing military occupation, but leading the international reconstruction effort."
Also available online at:  http://www.house.gov/meehan/iraqwhitepaper.htm
Book call no.:  956.70443 M494i

National Security Council (U.S.).  National Strategy for Victory in Iraq.  Washington, National Security Council, 2005.  35 p.
"Articulates the broad strategy the President set forth in 2003 and provides an update on our progress as well as the challenges remaining."
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA442621
Book call no.:  956.70443-N277n

Operation Iraqi Freedom and the New Iraq; Insights and Forecasts, edited by Michael Knights.  Washington, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 2004.  375 p.
Book call no.:  956.70443 O61

Ottawa, Marina.  Back from the Brink:  A Strategy for Iraq.  Washington, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2005.  7 p.
"The central thrust of U.S. policy in Iraq must now be to help Sunnis organize an autonomous region and to convince Shies and Kurds that it is in their interest to make this possible."
Also available online at:  http://www.carnegieendowment.org/files/pb43.ottaway.FINAL.pdf
Book call no.:  320.9567 O89b

Phillips, Kate.  U.S. Military Operations in Iraq:  Planning, Combat, and Occupation.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, Strategic Studies Institute, Army War College, 2006.  23 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pdffiles/PUB653.pdf
Book call no.:  956.70443 P561u

Pollack, Kenneth M.  A Switch in Time:  A New Strategy for America in Iraq.  Baltimore, MD, Brookings Institution Press, 2006.  123 p.
The intent is to identify the steps that the US must take to put the reconstruction of Iraq on a path to success.
Book call no.:  956.704431 P771s

Reshaping Rogue States:  Preemption, Regime Change, and U.S. Policy Toward Iran, Iraq, and North Korea, edited by Alexander T. Lennon and Camille Weiss.  Cambridge, MA, MIT Press, 2004.  371 p.
Doc. call no.:  327.73056 R433

United States.  Congress.  Senate.  Committee on Foreign Relations.  Strategies for Reshaping U.S. Policy in Iraq and the Middle East.  Hearing. 109th Congress, 1st session, February 1, 2005.  Washington, GPO, 2005.  123 p.
Book call no.:  327.730567 U582s

Wong, Leonard.  Developing Adaptive Leaders:  The Crucible Experience of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, July 2004.  23 p.
Examines the Operation IRAQI FREEDOM environment and concludes that the complexity, unpredictability, and ambiguity of postwar Iraq is producing a cohort of innovative, confident, and adaptable junior officers.
Also available online at:  http://www.carlisle.army.mil/ssi/pdffiles/00375.pdf
Book call no.:  355.33041 W872d


Documents

Bryan, Carolyn B.  Bridging the Gap:  A Roadmap for Joint Military-Civilian Stability Operations.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 2006.  14 p.
"The conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq initiated a paradigm shift in the thinking about cooperation between civilian and military operations, calling for the military to take a greater role in post-kinetic operations and civilian agencies to take a greater role in the planning phase before kinetic operations."
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA448504
Doc. call no.:  M-U 39080-537 B9152b

Droplet, John D.  Provincial Reconstruction Teams:  Afghanistan vs. Iraq -- Should We Have a Standard Model?  Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 2006.  17 p.
"Examines the structure and accomplishments of Provincial Reconstruction Teams in Afghanistan, compares them to emerging initiatives in Iraq, and makes recommendations for future planning and employment of US government assistance in a post-conflict environment."
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA449256
Doc. call no.:  M-U 39080-537 D785p

Graff, Jonathan K.  United States Counterinsurgency Doctrine and Implementation in Iraq.  Fort Leavenworth, KS, Army Command and General Staff College, 2004.  87 p.
"Examines the conduct of the U.S. Army’s counterinsurgency campaign in Iraq from the end of March 2003 through March 2004.  Concludes that basic principles outlined in U.S. doctrine are still applicable in Iraq, but U.S. and coalition forces are not applying them as intended."
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA428901
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42022 G736u

McBride, Michael S.  The Interagency Process in Counter-Insurgency Warfare.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, Army War College, 2006.  17 p.
"Current operations in Afghanistan and Iraq are indicators that the Army will be required to conduct counter-insurgency, stability, and reconstruction operations for the foreseeable future.  The Army’s individual, leader, and collective training must prepare soldiers, leaders, and units to operate effectively as small units in a decentralized environment."
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA449307
Doc. call no.:  M-U 39080-537 M1194i

Miller, Stephen A.  The Kurds:  Their Effect on the Attempt to Democratize Iraq:  A Strategic Estimate.  Fort Leavenworth, KS, Army Command and General Staff College, June 2005.  77 p.
"Of all the ethnic groups in the Middle East, the Kurds can best determine the success or failure of the U.S. attempt to establish a democracy in Iraq.  Since 1991, the Kurds, unlike any other ethnic nation, have experienced the best-protected autonomous governance in the Middle East."
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA437044
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42022 M651k

Pepper, Joseph.  Winning the Counterinsurgency Fight in Iraq:  The Role of Political Culture in Counterinsurgency Warfare 2003-2006 in Iraq.  Fort Leavenworth, KS, School of Advanced Military Studies, Army Command and General Staff College, 2006.  59 p.
"Provides insight into the importance of political culture in relation to developing a counterinsurgency strategy."
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA450481
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42022-2 P4241w

Rabena, William S.  An Information Operations Approach to Counter Suicide Bomber Recruiting.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, Army War College, March 2006.  23 p.
"The study will analyze how information operations, in the form of counterdeception and counterpropaganda, can target the recruiting base for suicide bombers."
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA449231
Doc. call no.:  M-U 39080-537 R115i

Rhoden, Gregory L.  Occupation and Governance:  The New Face of Operational Art.  Fort Leavenworth, KS, School of Advanced Military Studies, Army Command and General Staff College, 2006.  56 p.
"Identifies the effects required to execute a successful stability and reconstruction operation following a kinetic combat operation, determines the shortcomings in current doctrine’s ability to plan for those effects, and makes the recommended changes to remedy the problems."
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA450733
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42022-2 R475o


Periodicals

Anderson, Charles A.  Air and Missile Defense:  Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Army 54:40-47 January 2004.

Ayers, Cynthia E.  Iraqi Resistance to Freedom:  A Frogman Perspective.  Parameters 33:68-84 Autumn 2003.
Focuses on the role of conformity and submission on the need for security in authority and power. Dependence on the type of economic and social structure in human individuals.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=10905117&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Biddle, Stephen D.  Allies, Airpower, and Modern Warfare:  The Afghan Model in Afghanistan and Iraq.  International Security 30:161-176 Winter 2005/06.

Crawley, Vince.  Missing the Target:  Report:  Major Parts of War-Fighting Code Were not Effective.  Air Force Times 64:22-23 April 19, 2004.
Provides information on the report prepared by the U.S. Joint Forces Command regarding the effectiveness of key components of the war fighting doctrine of the Department of Defense during the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Darkish, Adel.  Stones at Glass Houses.  Middle East 374:12-15 January 2007.
Presents information on the report of the Iraq Study Group.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=23680185&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Isby, David C.  The Smart Eye.  Air Forces Monthly 194:78-82 May 1004.
An analysis of the operations in Iraq 2003 looks at manned intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance.

Kaufman, Gail.  U.S. Air Force Reveals Iraq Air War Tactics.  Defense News 18:23 September 1, 2003.

Keeter, Hunter C.  Urban Operations Challenge Shows Limits of U.S., Allied ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) Capability.  Sea Power 47:14-16 May 2004.
Discusses the limitations of the U.S. and coalition forces' intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities in supporting urban operations as seen in the violence which occurred at al Fallujah, Iraq in April 2004.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=13126592&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Knights, Michael.  Operations in Iraq Highlight the Need for Better Communications.  Jane's Intelligence Review 16:21-23 May 2004.
Discusses the lessons learned by the U.S. Armed Forces since the start of the Operation Iraqi Freedom on the importance of better communications system to collect and disseminate battlefield intelligence.

Lewis, Andrew L.  Training Pays off in Iraqi Freedom.  U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 130:30-32 April 2004.
OIF was fought under unique circumstances, against an enemy of questionable capability and motivation.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=12754465&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Macke Cher, John C.  We Have More to Learn from Iraqi Freedom.  U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 130:74-77 August 2004.
The United States Navy's performance in Operation Iraqi Freedom and subsequent actions—in strike warfare, tactical aviation, and maritime interceptions—was highly successful.  But events in Iraq soon changed and highlighted several areas—from technology to training—that require improvement.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=13987717&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Matthews, William.  Triumph of Jointers:  Integrating Services, C41 Pays Off for U.S. in Iraq.  Defense News 18:1+ April 14, 2003.

Matthews, William.  War Reveals Shortcomings of Intelligence System.  Army Times 64:20 April 19, 2004.

Pappalardo, Joe.  Up Front:  U.S. Moves to Rearm Iraq.  National Defense 89:14-15 October 2004.
States that the US government--following an extended delay--is aggressively moving to train and equip Iraqi security forces to provide for the internal and external defense of a war torn nation.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=712429391&sid=1&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Sherman, Jason.  Restock and Rethink:  Next-Generation Arms Could Replace Those Fired in Iraq.  Defense News 18:1+ Defense News.

Taheri, Amir.  Thinking Through Liberation.  National Interest 76:26-29 Summer 2004.
Forecasts the future of Iraq after the U.S. handover of sovereignty to the country.
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Thomson, John and Hindawi, Hussain.  Rescuing the Future.  National Interest 76:48-51 Summer 2004.
Forecasts an independent Iraq government after the handover of its sovereignty by the U.S.
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West, F. J. Bing.  Maneuver Warfare:  It Worked in Iraq.  U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 130:36-38 February 2004.
In the Iraqi Freedom conflict, network-centric warfare concepts were not an option for the warriors at the front. Maneuver warfare techniques were what built success.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=12286024&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv


Multimedia

Gordon, Michael R. and Trainor, Bernard E.  Cobra II:   The Inside Story of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq.  Westminster, MD, Books on Tape, 2006.  21 CD-Rom discs (25 hrs, 4 min.).
CD-Rom call no.:   956.704443 G6641ca CD audio


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