Voices of the Iraq War: Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life, 1st Edition

  • Brian L. Steed
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  • ISBN-10: 1440836752
  • ISBN-13: 9781440836756
  • DDC: 956.7044
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 330 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released August 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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This book examines the ongoing importance of this war for the Middle East and the world today through first-person accounts of the war and primary source documents. These personal accounts are supported with national level policy speeches and official statements that help readers put the individual stories and events in national, regional, and global perspective. The book concludes by examining the impact of this war on thousands of young men and women that will last for decades to come.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in Voices of an Era.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Evaluating and Interpreting Primary Documents.
Chronology of the Iraq War.
Before the War.
1: A Translator’s Journey: Mohamed al-Shara on Leaving Iraq.
2: Congressional Resolution Supporting Use of Force against Iraq, October 16, 2002.
3: State of the Union Address, January 28, 2003.
The Invasion of Iraq: Operation Iraqi Freedom.
4: Brigade Commander and the Invasion: David Perkins.
5: Corps Staff and the Invasion: Russell Thadden and Stephen Hicks.
6: British Perspective in Basra: Johnny Austin.
7: The Close and Chaotic Fight for Invasion: David A. Miles.
8: Medal of Honor: Paul R. Smith, April 4, 2003.
9: Mission Accomplished: President Bush’s Remarks to the Crew of the USS Abraham Lincoln, May 1, 2003.
The Occupation (2003–2005).
10: Disbanding the Army: Coalition Provisional Authority Number 2, May 23, 2003.
11: Iraqi Advisor to U.S. Military Personnel: Nasier Abadi.
12: A Journalist’s Perspective on Combat: Ann Barnard.
13: Abu Ghraib, A Guard’s Perspective: Samuel J. Provance.
14: The Battle of Fallujah from a USMC Information Operations Perspective: Andy Dietz.
15: A Journalist’s Perspective on Combat (2): Ann Barnard.
16: Counterinsurgency from the Ground: John Nagl.
17: Perspective from the Commander of Multi-National Forces-Iraq: George Casey.
18: Iraqi Constitution: Preamble and Basic Rights, October 15, 2005.
Insurgency Grows or Civil War (2005–2006).
19: Noncommissioned Officer and the Close Fight: Hans Hull.
20: British Perspective in Basra (2): Johnny Austin.
21: Iraqi Advisor to U.S. Military Personnel (2): Nasier Abadi.
22: Training the Iraqi Security Forces: David Petraeus.
23: Perspectives on the Insurgency: Dan Darling.
24: Contractors in War—Blackwater: Erik Prince.
25: Political Efforts: George W. Bush and Nuri Al-Maliki.
The Surge and Beyond (2006–2009).
26: Field Manual 3–24: Counterinsurgency, 2006.
27: Telafar, the Example for Counterinsurgency: Paul Yingling.
28: Counter-IED: Brian Huskey.
29: Congressional Testimony: David Petraeus, September 10, 2007.
30: Military Transition Team Advising the Iraqi Security Forces: Mark Hull.
31: British Perspective in Basra (3): Stephen Campbell.
32: Brigade Commander in Sadr City: John Hort.
33: Status of Forces Agreement, November 17, 2008.
A New Administration and Withdrawal: Operation New Dawn (2009–2011).
34: A New Policy: Barack Obama.
35: Confusion in Language: Mohamed al-Shara.
36: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)/Drones: Albert Scaperotto.
37: End of Combat Operations: Barack Obama.
38: Defense Secretary at the End: Leon Panetta.
39: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Ashley Pullen.
40: Sexual Assaults: Kirsten Gillibrand.
41: WikiLeaks: John Conyers Jr., and Louie Gohmert.
Appendix 1: Biographical Sketches of Important Individuals Mentioned in the Text.
Appendix 2: Glossary of Terms Mentioned in the Text.
About the Author.