Accession Number:

ADA482565

Title:

Project 1946

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Mar-Dec 2007

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Report Date:

2007-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

216.0

Abstract:

In 1946, a team of US Army historians and intelligence officers established a long-term exchange with a select group of former members of the German General Staff, enabling a red-team understanding of WWII and expanding strategic insight into potential enemies on the new Eastern Front. Sixty years later the US Government has another rare chance to examine doctrine, intelligence, operations, and strategy through the lens of a recent military opponent. An exchange with former Iraqi General Rad Hamdani opened up a wealth of knowledge of and operational experience in the 1973 Arab Israeli War campaigns against the Kurds the IranIraq War Desert Storm the 1991 uprisings military operationsadaptations under sanctions and Operation Iraqi Freedom. This new knowledge provides valuable insights into the political, strategic, military, and cultural dynamics of the Middle East. The report includes a series of monographs and oral histories taken from interviews of former Iraqi military personnel, periodic summaries of Iraqi monographs and oral histories, and a database for additional research.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Intelligence
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE