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eBook Iraq War: The Essential Reference Guide, 1st Edition

  • Brian L. Steed
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  • ISBN-10: 1440858314
  • ISBN-13: 9781440858314
  • DDC: 956.7044
  • 384 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released October 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019
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Overview

This book provides everything the reader needs to know about the Iraq War, from the Bush administration's decision to invade Iraq, through the U.S. troop surge in 2007, to the rise of the Islamic State. It offers insight into the war through the events, organizations, and people who have had a major impact on the conflict. It also explains the inadvertent consequences of the conflict including worsening regional sectarian divisions, the Arab Spring, the increase in Iranian influence in the Middle East, and the expansion of international terrorism. It begins with a sweeping overview of the Iraq War that provides context for the reference entries that follow and includes detailed essays on causes and consequences of the war. Includes 120+ reference entries on such topics as Saddam Hussein, the battles of Fallujah, and private military contractors such as Blackwater and Halliburton, and includes curated and contextualized primary source documents, plus a chronology and bibliography.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
List of Entries.
List of Primary Documents.
Overview of the Iraq War (2003–2011).
Causes of the Iraq War.
Consequences of the Iraq War.
A.
1: Al-Askari Mosque (Golden Mosque) Bombing (February 22, 2006).
2: Ambassadors to Iraq, U.S. (Chronological Order).
3: Arab Spring (December 18, 2010–December 2012).
4: Arrowhead Ripper, Operation (June 19–August 19, 2007).
5: Atrocities, U.S..
B.
6: Baath Party.
7: Baghdadi, Abu Bakr al- (c. 1971–).
8: Bremer, Lewis Paul, III (1941–).
9: Bush, George Walker (1946–).
10: Bush Doctrine.
C.
11: Casualties, Operation Iraqi Freedom.
12: Cheney, Richard Bruce (1941–).
13: Coalition Provisional Authority.
14: Commanders, Multi-National Force–Iraq (or United States Forces–Iraq) (Chronological Order).
15: Commanders, U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) (Chronological Order).
16: Commands, U.S. and Coalition Military.
17: Contractors.
D.
18: Detention Operations, Coalition.
19: Doctrine, Counterinsurgency.
20: Doctrine, Insurgency.
F.
21: Fallujah, First Battle of (April 4–May 1, 2004).
22: Fallujah, Second Battle of (November 7–December 23, 2004).
G.
23: Garner, Jay Montgomery (1938–).
24: Global War on Terrorism.
H.
25: Hussein, Qusay (1966–2003).
26: Hussein, Saddam (1937–2006).
27: Hussein, Uday (1964–2003).
I.
28: Insurgency and Opposition.
29: Interrogation, Coercive (Torture).
30: Iraq, Air Force.
31: Iraq, Army.
32: Iraq, History of, 1990–Present.
33: Iraq, Navy.
34: Iraq, Sanctions on.
35: Iraq Study Group.
36: Iraqi Freedom, Operation (2003–2010).
37: Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS).
K.
38: Karbala, First Battle of (March 31–April 6, 2003).
39: Kurds.
M.
40: Mosul, Battle of (November 8–16, 2004).
N.
41: Nasiriyah, Battle of (March 23–29, 2003).
42: New Dawn, Operation (2010–2011).
O.
43: Obama, Barack Hussein, II (1961–).
44: Oil.
P.
45: Phantom Strike, Operation (August 13, 2007).
46: Phantom Thunder, Operation (June 16–August 14, 2007).
47: Political Parties, Iraq.
48: Prime Minister, Iraq (Selected) (Chronological Order).
R.
49: Reconstruction.
S.
50: Sadr, Muqtada al- (1973–).
51: Sadr City, Battle of (March 26–May 11, 2008).
52: Secretary of Defense, U.S. (Chronological Order).
53: Secretary of State, U.S. (Chronological Order).
54: Shia Islam.
55: Sistani, Sayyid Ali Husayn al- (1930–).
56: Sunni Islam.
U.
57: United Nations Weapons Inspectors.
58: U.S. Agency for International Development, Iraq.
V.
59: Viking Hammer, Operation (March 28–30, 2003).
W.
60: Weapons, Insurgency, and Opposition.
61: Weapons of Mass Destruction.
62: Weapons Systems, Coalition.
63: WikiLeaks.
64: Wolfowitz, Paul Dundes (1943–).
65: Women, Role of in Afghanistan and Iraq Wars.
66: Woodward, Robert Upshur (1943–).
Z.
67: Zarqawi, Abu Musab al- (1966–2006).
Primary Source Documents.
68: Excerpt from Congressional Resolution Supporting the Use of Force against Iraq, October 16, 2002.
69: Excerpt of the State of the Union Address, January 28, 2003.
70: President Bush's Address to the Nation at the Start of Hostilities, March 19, 2003.
71: Excerpt of President Bush's Remarks to the Crew of the USS Abraham Lincoln, May 1, 2003.
72: Excerpt of Coalition Provisional Order Number 1, May 16, 2003.
73: Excerpt of Coalition Provisional Order Number 2, May 23, 2003.
74: Excerpt of Iraqi Constitution: Preamble and Basic Rights, October 15, 2005.
75: Joint Statement by President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki of Iraq, November 30, 2006.
76: Excerpt of Field Manual 3–24: Counterinsurgency, 2006.
77: Excerpt of Testimony of General David Petraeus to Congress, September 10, 2007.
78: Excerpt of “Agreement between the United States of America and the Republic of Iraq on the Withdrawal of United States Forces from Iraq and the Organization of Their Activities during Their Temporary Presence in Iraq,” November 17, 2008.
79: Excerpt of President Obama's Speech at Camp Lejeune, February 27, 2009.
80: Presidential Address on the End of Combat Operations in Iraq, August 31, 2010.
Chronology of the Iraq War.
Recommended Bibliography.
List of Contributors.
Index.
About the Editor.