THE U.S. ARMY IN THE IRAQ WAR: VOLUME 1- INVASION, INSURGENCY, CIVIL WAR 2003-2006
United States Army War College Press
In July 2013, 18 months after the last of our operating forces departed Iraq, I directed that the U.S. Army take steps to capture key lessons, insights, and innovations from our more than 8 years of conflict in that country. As the U.S. Army Chief of Staff, I strongly believed that having been at war continuously since the attacks of September 11, 2001 (9/11), it was time to conduct an initial examination of the Army’s experiences in the post-9/11 wars, to determine their implications for our future operations, strategy, doctrine, force structure, and institutions. The two-volume study, The U.S. Army in the Iraq War by the Chief of Staff of the Army’s Operation IRAQI FREEDOM (OIF) Study Group is the first product of that effort...
Iraq War, Invasion, Insurgency, Civil War
Godfroy, Jeanne; Zais, Matthew; Rayburn, Joel D.; Sobchak, Frank; Powell, James; and Morton, Matthew, "The U.S. Army in the Iraq War – Volume 1: Invasion – Insurgency – Civil War, 2003-2006" (2019).