After Saddam: Prewar Planning and the Occupation of Iraq

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Rand Corporation, Jul 15, 2008 - Technology & Engineering - 312 pages
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This monograph examines prewar planning efforts for the reconstruction of postwar Iraq. It then examines the role of U.S. military forces after major combat officially ended on May 1, 2003, through June 2004. Finally, it examines civilian efforts at reconstruction, focusing on the activities of the Coalition Provisional Authority and its efforts to rebuild structures of governance, security forces, economic policy, and essential services.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER ONE Introduction
1
CHAPTER TWO Military Planning Efforts
5
CHAPTER THREE Civilian Planning Efforts
21
CHAPTER FOUR Task Force IV
41
CHAPTER FIVE The Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance
53
CHAPTER SIX Humanitarian Planning
73
CHAPTER SEVEN Combat Operations During Phase IV
81
CHAPTER EIGHT The Coalition Provisional Authority
101
CHAPTER NINE Building New Iraqi Security Forces
121
CHAPTER TEN Governance and Political Reconstruction
159
CHAPTER ELEVEN Economic Policy
195
CHAPTER TWELVE Essential Services and Infrastructure
211
CHAPTER THIRTEEN Assessing Postwar Efforts
233
APPENDIX Strategic Studies Institutes Mission Matrix for Iraq
245
Bibliography
255
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Nora Bensahel (Ph.D. Political Science, Stanford University) is a policy analyst at RAND. Research focus includes military strategy, Middle East security, and military coalitions.

Olga Oliker (Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology) is an associate political scientist at RAND. Her research focuses primarily on defense issues and the former Soviet Union, including military reform, military doctr

Keith Crane (PhD, Economics, Indiana University) is a senior economist at RAND. Areas of expertise include Economics of Transition and Economic Forecasting, Transportation Economics, and Defense Economics.

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