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Awakening victory : how Iraqi tribes and American troops reclaimed Al Anbar Province and defeated Al Qaeda in Iraq

Author: Michael E Silverman
Publisher: Havertown, Pa. ; Newbury : Casemate, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"[The book] tells the story of this ... campaign through the eyes of the commander of the 3rd Battalion, who was right in the thick of the fight. The book also provides a description of the Iraqi insurgency-- particularly al Qaeda in Iraq ... The author uses the actions of his battalion to describe a paradigm shift that occurred, while in a totally foreign culture, which allowed for a move from a war of bombs and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Erlebnisbericht
Personal narratives, American
Named Person: Michael E Silverman
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael E Silverman
ISBN: 9781612000626 1612000622
OCLC Number: 751802674
Description: x, 310 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Invasion --
Rise of the insurgency --
The train-up --
Through the looking glass --
Bad guys and good guys --
A rainy morning in Georgia --
Changing of the guard --
The dark days --
Expensive garbage trucks --
Call to freedom --
Out to Jazeera --
On the Eastern Front --
Everlasting bomb stoppers --
Dancing the Chobi --
Thar Thar is hot --
Chasing al Qaeda.
Other Titles: How Iraqi tribes and American troops reclaimed Al Anbar Province and defeated Al Qaeda in Iraq
Responsibility: Michael E. Silverman.
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In August 2006, many thought America had lost the war in Iraq, as the senior U.S. Marine Corps intelligence officer there wrote that control of al Anbar Province, the seat of the raging Sunni  Read more...

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