From Peddlers to Sheiks A Contracting Case Study in Southern Baghdad

Verdon, Lisa A.
March 2009
Military Review;Mar/Apr2009, Vol. 89 Issue 2, p50
The article focuses on the assignment of the U.S. Armed Forces' brigade combat team (BCT) to explore the social customs of the citizens in Iraq. It outlines the goal of the assignment as well as the requirements in working directly with the operation commanders, to gain opinions and make suggestions based on field observations and extensive experience. It focuses on the tribal behavior of the Iraqis, and highlights the outcomes of contracting decisions made during the reconciliation.


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