Accession Number : AD1001769

Title :   The 2005 Iraqi Sunni Awakening: The Role of the Desert Protectors Program

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Joint Special Operations University MacDill AFB United States

Personal Author(s) : Knarr,William

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Report Date : 01 Oct 2015

Pagination or Media Count : 120

Abstract : Most popular narratives of the Awakening in Iraq the partnering of the Sunni Tribes with the Coalition and Government of Iraq to fight al-Qaeda associate the beginning of the movement with Sheikh Sattar Albu-Risha s 14 September 2006 proclamation in Ramadi, where he coined the term Al Sahawa. The purpose of this monograph is to tell the story of the Awakening in Al Anbar from a different perspective and with a different conclusion:that the Ramadi awakening resulted from an accumulation of efforts, and it was part of a sequence of events and one of many awakenings, not the start of the movement.

Descriptors :   SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES , IRAQ , insurgency , counterinsurgency , indigenous population , paramilitary forces , military forces(foreign) , military forces(united states)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE