The Resource The 2008 battle of Sadr City, David E. Johnson, M. Wade Markel, Brian Shannon

The 2008 battle of Sadr City, David E. Johnson, M. Wade Markel, Brian Shannon

Label
The 2008 battle of Sadr City
Title
The 2008 battle of Sadr City
Statement of responsibility
David E. Johnson, M. Wade Markel, Brian Shannon
Title variation
Two-thousand-eight battle of Sadr City
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The 2008 Battle of Sadr City, which took place in Baghdad nearly 15 months after the beginning of the U.S. "surge" in Iraq, has received relatively little scholarly attention. However, the coalition's defeat of Jaish al-Mahdi after six weeks of high-intensity fighting offers important lessons for the U.S. Army as it prepares for future operations. Using after-action reports, briefings, other primary sources, and interviews with combatants and officials involved in the fighting and its aftermath, the authors describe the battle, analyze its outcome, and derive implications for the conduct of land operations. Their analysis identifies the following factors as critical to the coalition victory: supporting ground maneuver elements with integrated intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities and strike assets; the key roles played by heavy forces, snipers, and special operations forces; decentralized decisionmaking; capable indigenous security forces; and rapid transitions from phase to phase. The authors conclude that the Battle of Sadr City presents a new model for dealing with insurgent control of urban areas: treating an urban area as a wide-area security mission. Unlike previous urban operations against insurgents, in which cities were essentially besieged and then stormed, the objective in this battle was not to take and clear Sadr City but to create conditions that would make it both impossible for the insurgents to operate effectively and possible to restore security to the broader population."--Page 4 of cover
Member of
Cataloging source
K6U
Dewey number
956.7044/342
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS79.764.B35
LC item number
J64 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Occasional paper Rand Corporation
Series volume
OP-335-A
Label
The 2008 battle of Sadr City, David E. Johnson, M. Wade Markel, Brian Shannon
Publication
Note
  • "Prepared for the United States Army."
  • "Rand Arroyo Center."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 21)
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The 2008 battle of Sadr City -- Background -- Methodology -- Setting conditions -- The area of operations -- Mission: stop the rockets and defeat criminal militias in Sadr City -- The ground fight in Sadr City: heavy armor matters -- The counter rocket fight -- Exploitation -- Key insights from the fight -- Reimagining urban operations as wide area security missions
Control code
ocn832603599
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 21 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833053022
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
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  • 22573/ctt3n7p1
  • ab2d4660-ceca-4b11-83f8-80dbcc125fe9
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.b2624925x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)832603599
  • pebcs0833053027

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