Accession Number:

ADA530151

Title:

Anbar Awake: What Now?

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV NORFOLK VA JOINT ADVANCED WARFIGHTING SCHOOL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

80.0

Abstract:

The rise of the Anbar Awakening Movement and its subsequent role in the defeat of al-Qaeda in Iraq is the single most important development in Iraq since the 2003 invasion. However, unless the Awakening Movement is successfully integrated into Iraqi political, social, and economic structures, this positive development will harbor the seeds of future conflict. This thesis argues that the Anbar Awakening Movement can and must be coopted by the Government of Iraq. It suggests a plan utilizing several logical lines of operation that are designed to enable that cooption. These lines of operation seek to address the fundamental goals and requirements of both the Awakening Movement and the Government of Iraq in such a way as to be sustainable after U.S. forces withdraw, without crossing eithers red lines.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Sociology and Law
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE