Accession Number:

ADA561451

Title:

Strategic Decision to Utilize Abu Ghraib

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA PEACEKEEPING AND STABILITY OPERATIONS INSTITUTE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2012-03-22

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

The stigma associated with the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq under Saddam Hussein was one of fear, torture, and executions. This paper will examine the United States strategic decision to utilize Abu Ghraib prison in June 2003 as its premiere confinement facility in Iraq. The paper also will discuss the implications of that decision, and the strategic failure of the U.S. military in planning for Operation Iraqi Freedom InternmentResettlement operations.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE