TITLE

OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM: LESSONS FOR THE FUTURE

AUTHOR(S)
Murray, Williamson
PUB. DATE
September 2004
SOURCE
Nation at War in an Era of Strategic Change;9/1/2004, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Report
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
Chapter 1 of the book "Nation at War in an Era of Strategic Change," is presented. It discusses issues related to the Operation Iraqi Freedom, carried out by the American military in Iraq. It highlights the weaknesses showed up by the American forces during the operation that may be helpful to the enemy. It presents information on the essays written by the students of the U.S. Army War College's Advanced Strategic Arts Program.
ACCESSION #
20533445

 

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