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Iraq's insurgency and the road to civil conflict

Author: Anthony H Cordesman; Emma R Davies; Center for Strategic and International Studies (Washington, D.C.)
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger Security International, 2008.
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The war in Iraq has expanded from a struggle between Coalition forces and the remnants of former regime loyalists, to a multi-facted conflict involving numerous Sunni groups, Shi'ite militias,  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony H Cordesman; Emma R Davies; Center for Strategic and International Studies (Washington, D.C.)
ISBN: 9780313349973 0313349975 9780313349997 0313349991 9780313350016 0313350019
OCLC Number: 166390638
Notes: "Published in cooperation with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C."
Description: 2 v. (xxix, 841 p.) : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Saddam Hussein's "powder keg" --
The history of Iraqi Shi'ite tensions with the Hussein Regime and Sunnis --
The Iran-Iraq War --
The Gulf War and its immediate aftermath --
US-led invasion --
America's strategic mistakes in going to war --
Sunni Islamist extremists and neo-salafi vs. "nationalist" insurgents --
Shi'ite militias --
Kurdish parties and the Kurdish militias --
The role of Iraqi political developments in creating the insurgency --
The role of de-Ba'thification and dissolution of the Iraqi Army --
The emergence of Sunni insurgents --
Foreign volunteers and the role of Syria --
The evolution of criminal gangs and militias --
Early Iraqi public opinion --
Early insurgent strategy, and tactics --
Early patterns of attack --
US and coalition strategy after the end of major combat operations --
Initial US efforts to train Iraqi forces --
Initial US aid efforts --
The November 15 agreement and the decision to end the CPA --
Nation building, insurgency, and civil conflict.
Responsibility: Anthony H. Cordesman ; with assistance from Emma R. Davies.
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