Accession Number : ADA604391


Title :   There Are No New Lessons Learned, Just Old Lessons Relearned: A Case Study of Operation Iraqi Freedom Through the Eyes of Maslow


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA


Personal Author(s) : Cole, Joseph M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a604391.pdf


Report Date : 05 Apr 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 42


Abstract : Viewing the Operation Iraqi Freedom case study through Maslow's lens, the following questions will be proposed. First, what is Iraq's history? This first question is necessary to put into context the condition of Iraq when U.S. forces invaded. Second, were Iraqis' physiological needs being met? Third, what did Iraqis view as most important in the years immediately following the invasion? Did they want democracy or sovereignty before security, employment, or health care? Fourth, were Iraqis' safety needs met? Fifth, what challenges did the U.S. face while establishing a government in Iraq? This question is tied to Maslow's hierarchy of needs as a way to examine key decisions made by the Coalition Provision Authority (CPA) and the impacts those decisions had on the Iraqi people. Finally, the Huk Rebellion in the Philippines is provided as a successful example of the application of Maslow's principles.


Descriptors :   *CASE STUDIES , *IRAQI WAR , DECISION MAKING , HIERARCHIES , HISTORY , LESSONS LEARNED , PHILIPPINES , SAFETY , SECURITY


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law
      Psychology
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE