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The surge : a military history

Author: Kimberly Kagan
Publisher: New York : Encounter Books, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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"Kimberly Kagan ... [describes] the complete operational history of the surge from its inception to the end of 2007. Kagan's detailed analysis looks at the external players -- from al Qaeda in Iraq, and the Iranian-backed Special Groups, to the Jaysh al Mahdi -- and covers the day-to-day strategies, locations, tactics, organization, and responses to American actions"--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kimberly Kagan
ISBN: 9781594032493 1594032491
OCLC Number: 227030629
Description: xv, 282 pages, [14] pages of plates : color maps, color plan ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The battle for Baghdad in 2006 --
The new way forward --
Anbar awakens --
Preliminary operations in Diyala --
The real surge : the offensive in Baghdad's belts --
Phantom thunder and phantom strike in Diyala --
Rasheed and the southern belt during phantom thunder and phantom strike --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Kimberly Kagan.
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Understanding the role of combat in the Iraq war is essential for both the American people and the US military. This book provides such a framework to help understand not only where we have been, but  Read more...

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