Accession Number:

ADA470033

Title:

Iraq: Milestones Since the Ouster of Saddam Hussein

Descriptive Note:

Congressional rept.

Corporate Author:

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-06-19

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

On May 1, 2003, President George W. Bush declared an end to major combat in Iraq. Since then, hostilities and death tolls continue to rise. Tensions between the once dominant Sunni minority and Shia majority also continue to escalate. This report lists significant recent events in Iraq in reverse chronological order beginning with the announcement by General David Patraeus on June 16, 2007 that his forces had just mounted a new offensive against al-Qaeda in and around Baghdad and going back in time to March 19, 2003, when President Bush announced that coalition forces had begun striking Iraqi military targets to undermine Saddam Husseins ability to stage war -- the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sources include, but are not limited to, White House press releases, the U.S. Department of State, the United Nations Secretary-Generals statements, and major news stories. For analysis and further review of the current situation, see CRS Report RL31339, Iraq Post-Saddam Governance and Security, by Kenneth Katzman. This report will be updated regularly.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Sociology and Law
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE