Rebuilding Armed Forces: Learning from Iraq and Lebanon
ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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Since U.S. operations began in Iraq in 2003, the Iraqi armed forces have embarked on a huge transformation. In this groundbreaking monograph, Dr. Florence Gaub focuses on the structural and sociological aspects of rebuilding the Iraqi armed forces, which she observes and comments on through the lens of lessons learned from Lebanons experience of rebuilding its own armed forces in the late 20th century following civil war. Given Iraqs geopolitical potential, this observation and commentary is especially important. Gaubs objectives in writing this monograph are to learn from past mistakes observed in both Iraq and Lebanon, highlighting possible ways to avoid making such mistakes in the future, and to offer recommendations for improving performance in future post-conflict situations.
- Military Forces and Organizations