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The Resource Counterinsurgency in Iraq (2003-2006), Bruce R. Pirnie, Edward O'Connell

Counterinsurgency in Iraq (2003-2006), Bruce R. Pirnie, Edward O'Connell

Label
Counterinsurgency in Iraq (2003-2006)
Title
Counterinsurgency in Iraq (2003-2006)
Statement of responsibility
Bruce R. Pirnie, Edward O'Connell
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This monograph outlines strategic considerations relative to counterinsurgency campaigns; presents an overview of the current conflict in Iraq, focusing on counterinsurgency; analyzes counterinsurgency operations in Iraq; presents conclusions about counterinsurgency, based on the U.S. experience in Iraq; describes implications from that experience for future counterinsurgency operations; and offers recommendations to improve the ability of the U.S. government to conduct counterinsurgency in the future. For example, U.S. counterinsurgency experience in Iraq has revealed the need to achieve synergy and balance among several simultaneous civilian and military efforts and the need to continually address and reassess the right indicators to determine whether current strategies are adequate. The need to continually reassess counterinsurgency strategy and tactics implies that military and civilian leaders must have not only the will, but also a formal mechanism, to fearlessly and thoroughly call to the attention of senior decisionmakers any shortfalls in policies and practices, e.g., in Iraq, failure to protect the civilian population, as well as overreliance on technological approaches to counterinsurgency. The Iraq experience is particularly germane to drawing lessons about counterinsurgency. In essence, the conflict there is a local political power struggle overlaid with sectarian violence and fueled by fanatical foreign jihadists and criminal opportunists -- a combination of factors likely to be replicated in insurgencies elsewhere
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digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
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1940-
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Pirnie, Bruce
Dewey number
956.7044/34
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
English
LC call number
DS79.769
LC item number
.P555 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • O'Connell, Edward
  • National Defense Research Institute (U.S.)
Series statement
Rand counterinsurgency study
Series volume
v. 2
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  • Postwar reconstruction
  • Counterinsurgency
  • HISTORY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Postwar reconstruction
  • Iraq
  • Aufstand
  • Bekämpfung
  • Irak
  • USA
Label
Counterinsurgency in Iraq (2003-2006), Bruce R. Pirnie, Edward O'Connell
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"RAND National Defense Research Institute."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 99-106)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 1: Overview of the conflict in Iraq -- ch. 2: Armed groups in Iraq -- ch. 3: Counterinsurgency in Iraq -- ch. 4: Accounting for success and failure -- ch. 5: Building effective capabilities for counterinsurgency -- ch. 6: Recommendations
  • Summary -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- Overview of the conflict in Iraq -- Ba'athist regime -- Invasion of Iraq -- Occupation of Iraq -- First priority : setting up a constitutional government -- Spring -- The spiral downward begins (Spring 2004) -- Benchmark one : holding Iraqi elections -- Islamic extremists and sectarian violence -- A U.S. approach hesitantly unfold -- Armed groups in Iraq -- Overview -- Kurdish separatists -- Sunni Arab insurgents -- Violent extremists -- Shi'ite Arab militias -- Criminal gangs -- Insurgent use of terrorism -- Counterinsurgency in Iraq -- Organization and recognition of the U.S. COIN effort is slow to unfold -- Traditional U.S. military forces may need to be adjusted -- Fallujah -- Tal Afar -- Baghdad -- Air support -- Combatting improvised explosive devices -- Detainee operations -- U.S. development and support of Iraqi forces -- Iraqi police -- Iraqi armed forces -- Assessing progress in counterinsurgency -- Iraqi casualties and displacement -- Iraqi economy -- Iraqi opinion -- Accounting for success and failure -- Understanding Iraqi society -- Little planning for the occupation of Iraq -- The impact of a lack od international support for the war -- The disastrous effects of prematurely dismantling the Ba'athist regime -- The challenge of building a new Iraqi state from scratch -- Instituting a new system of justice -- Undertaking the reconstruction of Iraq -- The consequences of failing to maintain security early on military missions -- Lck of infiltration and tips hinder intelligence on the insurgency -- Building effective capabilities for counterinsurgency -- Use of force -- Public safety and security -- Partnering with and enabling indigenous forces -- Reporting on the enemy and infiltration -- Provision of essential services -- Informing and influencing operations -- Rigorous and coordinated detainee operations -- Recommendations -- Development of strategy -- Coalition-building -- Planning process -- Unity of effort -- Interagency process -- Host-nation governance -- Funding mechanisms -- Counterinsurgency as a mission -- Protection of the indigenous population -- Personnel policy -- U.S. Army special forces -- Partnership with indigenous forces -- Policing functions -- Brigade organization -- Gunship-like capability -- Intelligence collection and sharing
Control code
234317859
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvii, 106 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786611736644
Lccn
2008001579
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
color illustrations.
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  • 22573/cttq0b9
  • 898c7093-3f1b-4b36-9772-d0383469e095
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not applicable
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Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)234317859
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Counterinsurgency in Iraq (2003-2006), Bruce R. Pirnie, Edward O'Connell
Publication
Note
"RAND National Defense Research Institute."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 99-106)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 1: Overview of the conflict in Iraq -- ch. 2: Armed groups in Iraq -- ch. 3: Counterinsurgency in Iraq -- ch. 4: Accounting for success and failure -- ch. 5: Building effective capabilities for counterinsurgency -- ch. 6: Recommendations
  • Summary -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- Overview of the conflict in Iraq -- Ba'athist regime -- Invasion of Iraq -- Occupation of Iraq -- First priority : setting up a constitutional government -- Spring -- The spiral downward begins (Spring 2004) -- Benchmark one : holding Iraqi elections -- Islamic extremists and sectarian violence -- A U.S. approach hesitantly unfold -- Armed groups in Iraq -- Overview -- Kurdish separatists -- Sunni Arab insurgents -- Violent extremists -- Shi'ite Arab militias -- Criminal gangs -- Insurgent use of terrorism -- Counterinsurgency in Iraq -- Organization and recognition of the U.S. COIN effort is slow to unfold -- Traditional U.S. military forces may need to be adjusted -- Fallujah -- Tal Afar -- Baghdad -- Air support -- Combatting improvised explosive devices -- Detainee operations -- U.S. development and support of Iraqi forces -- Iraqi police -- Iraqi armed forces -- Assessing progress in counterinsurgency -- Iraqi casualties and displacement -- Iraqi economy -- Iraqi opinion -- Accounting for success and failure -- Understanding Iraqi society -- Little planning for the occupation of Iraq -- The impact of a lack od international support for the war -- The disastrous effects of prematurely dismantling the Ba'athist regime -- The challenge of building a new Iraqi state from scratch -- Instituting a new system of justice -- Undertaking the reconstruction of Iraq -- The consequences of failing to maintain security early on military missions -- Lck of infiltration and tips hinder intelligence on the insurgency -- Building effective capabilities for counterinsurgency -- Use of force -- Public safety and security -- Partnering with and enabling indigenous forces -- Reporting on the enemy and infiltration -- Provision of essential services -- Informing and influencing operations -- Rigorous and coordinated detainee operations -- Recommendations -- Development of strategy -- Coalition-building -- Planning process -- Unity of effort -- Interagency process -- Host-nation governance -- Funding mechanisms -- Counterinsurgency as a mission -- Protection of the indigenous population -- Personnel policy -- U.S. Army special forces -- Partnership with indigenous forces -- Policing functions -- Brigade organization -- Gunship-like capability -- Intelligence collection and sharing
Control code
234317859
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvii, 106 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786611736644
Lccn
2008001579
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
color illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttq0b9
  • 898c7093-3f1b-4b36-9772-d0383469e095
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)234317859
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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