Basrah, Baghdad, and Beyond: The U.S. Marine Corps in the Second Iraq War

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Naval Institute Press, 2005 - History - 276 pages
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Here is the first official Marine Corps history of USMC operations in the Second Iraq War, covering the period from September 2002 to September 2003. Culled from oral history interviews, journals written by field historians, personal observations, and primary source material such as situation reports, command histories, and command chronologies; the book will outline the context and significant events of Operation Iraqi Freedom from the Marine Corps perspective. By citing sources and providing useful appendices, it will be a boon to researchers, and a must-read text for students in Marine Corps schools, future staff officers, and decision-makers.
  

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Contents

Prelude to War in Iraq
1
Joint Planning
15
The Most Important Fight Is
46
TallyHo
66
One hellacious
73
Ad Diwaniyah Al Kut
87
Going Down Fast Going Down Final
98
North to Tikrit South
114
Cooperation between the
132
Marines in the Occupation of Iraq
145
Save Rounds Alibis and the LessonsLearned Process
157
Command List USMarCent in Operation Iraqi
209
Abbreviations and Other Terms
215
Notes
223
Select Bibliography
261
Index
267

Marines in Kurdistan
121

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About the author (2005)

Nicholas E. Reynolds was the Officer in Charge of Field History at the Marine Corps from 1999 to 2004.

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