Accession Number:

ADA604414

Title:

Tipping Point: What Caused Fallujah's Security Transformation

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-04-08

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

No singular event, or single person, was responsible for the security transformation in Fallujah, Iraq. Instead, a collection of the right individuals applied the right tactics, at the right time. Instead of a singular event providing the proverbial, straw that broke the camels back, the data supports the conclusion that five factors made the difference. These factors - changes to the ISF leadership, tribal involvement on the peninsula, additional surge forces, Operation Alljah, and a consistent CF position - came together to achieve success, offering hope for a better life for the people of Fallujah. Without these actions, the security situation would have continued to be unstable and mired in violence

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE