What Lessons Should We Take From the Iraq War?

Sky, Emma
January 2016
Army Magazine;Jan2016, Vol. 66 Issue 1, p18
The article offers information on the lessons that leaders can learn from the 2003 Iraq War and why Iraq had descended into civil war after the 2003 invasion. The author states that De-Baath-ification and dissolving the security forces have collapsed the weakened state of the country in 2003. The author believes that civilian leadership must be more realistic in the goals it wants to achieve and the assumptions it makes.


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