Accession Number:

ADA434645

Title:

Operation Iraqi Freedom: First Steps on the Long Road Toward Successful United States Strategy in Iraq

Descriptive Note:

Strategy research project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-03-18

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

The American strategy to achieve democratic reform in the Middle East, and eliminate threats of weapons of mass destruction and effects and the nuclei of global terrorism is daunting but achievable. America has stepped forward to promote and back up, through diplomatic, informational, military, and economic means, the principles for which it stands. In the love-hate relationship that defines American and Arab intercourse, America may be on the verge, through the momentum if its efforts, of positively changing the Middle East forever. Success in Afghanistan provides hope for America and those in the region who are exhausted by the lifelong corruption and oppression that crushes them. America now senses similar success in Iraq. In the two years since the invasion of Iraq in March 2003, America has experienced successes and failures. Most failures have been self-inflicted and delayed progress at significant cost in lives, coalition and Iraqi. It is necessary to understand the environment, decisions, and consequences thereof as the U.S.-led coalition liberated Iraq and began the arduous and complex process of rebuilding as Iraqi discontent grew insurgencies emerged. Guided by history and experience, America must remain committed by applying resources and capabilities to enhance the survival of democratic Iraq.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE