The U.S. Army in the Iraq War Volume 1: Invasion Insurgency Civil War 2003 – 20…


Read by adamkoebel

(4.9 stars; 9 reviews)

In September 2013, Chief of Staff of the Army General Raymond T. Odierno directed the Operation Iraqi Freedom Study Group to research and write an operational history of the U.S. Army’s experience in the Iraq War from 2003 to 2011. This volume, The United States Army in the Iraq War, 2003-2006, is the first of two fulfilling that task. It tells the story of the U.S.-led campaigns to remove Saddam Hussein and his Iraqi Ba’athist regime from power in 2003 and to stabilize the country following those operations. It details the course of the campaigns up to a point in late 2006 when President George W. Bush and other U.S. leaders changed the strategy in Iraq to one that resulted in the “surge” counteroffensive by American troops in 2007–2008. That counteroffensive and the subsequent withdrawal of the coalition forces from Iraq are the subjects of the second volume of this series. In scope, the study group members consciously modeled this history after the Army’s “Green Book” histories of World War II. As the Green Books did, and as General Odierno charged us to do, we focused on the operational level of war. These volumes are narrative histories that tell the story of U.S. forces in Iraq, mainly from the perspective of the theater command in Baghdad and the operational commands immediately subordinate to it. They focus on the decisions and intent of the senior three- and four-star commanders in Baghdad over time. (31 hr 45 min)

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Title Pages Preliminary Information and Contents 43:55 Read by adamkoebel
Foreword by the 39th Chief of Staff US Army 3:27 Read by adamkoebel
Foreword by the 38th Chief of Staff US Army 5:40 Read by adamkoebel
Preface 13:24 Read by adamkoebel
Acknowledgments 12:58 Read by adamkoebel
Chapter 1 Prologue The Collision Course 1991 to 2003 Part 1 27:18 Read by adamkoebel
Chapter 1 Prologue The Collision Course 1991 to 2003 Part 2 44:58 Read by adamkoebel
Part 1 From Invasion to Insurgency 2002 to 2003 Chapter 2 Regime Change 1:02:22 Read by adamkoebel
Chapter 3 Maneuvering Into Position 1:03:50 Read by adamkoebel
Chapter 4 The Invasion of Iraq March to April 2003 Part 1 44:21 Read by adamkoebel
Chapter 4 The Invasion of Iraq March to April 2003 Part 2 35:20 Read by adamkoebel
Chapter 5 We're Here Now What? 1:01:33 Read by adamkoebel
Chapter 6 Lost in Transition May to July 2003 Part 1 42:22 Read by adamkoebel
Chapter 6 Lost in Transition May to July 2003 Part 2 57:56 Read by adamkoebel
Chapter 7 Muqawama Wa Intiqaam Resistance and Reprisals May to August 2003 1:09:35 Read by adamkoebel
Chapter 8 Muddling Through August to October 2003 Part 1 38:31 Read by adamkoebel
Chapter 8 Muddling Through August to October 2003 Part 2 44:27 Read by adamkoebel
Chapter 9 Down the Spider Hole October to December 2003 48:30 Read by adamkoebel
Chapter 10 Conclusion From Invasion to Insurgency 2002 to 2003 18:15 Read by adamkoebel
Part II From Insurgency to Civil War 2004 to 2006 Chapter 11 The Gathering Storm 1:08:40 Read by adamkoebel
Chapter 12 Things Fall Apart April 2004 Part 1 36:54 Read by adamkoebel
Chapter 12 Things Fall Apart April 2004 Part 2 38:45 Read by adamkoebel
Chapter 13 The Changing of the Guard Again Spring to Summer 2004 1:07:15 Read by adamkoebel
Chapter 14 Fighting the Elections August to December 2004 Part 1 49:21 Read by adamkoebel
Chapter 14 Fighting the Elections August to December 2004 Part 2 26:19 Read by adamkoebel
Chapter 15 Transformation in a Time of War January to April 2005 Part 1 1:03:05 Read by adamkoebel
Chapter 15 Transformation in a Time of War January to April 2005 Part 2 44:07 Read by adamkoebel
Chapter 16 Going West April to August 2005 Part 1 48:44 Read by adamkoebel
Chapter 16 Going West April to August 2005 Part 2 47:52 Read by adamkoebel
Chapter 17 Innovation in the Face of War Summer to Fall 2005 Part 1 47:53 Read by adamkoebel
Chapter 17 Innovation in the Face of War Summer to Fall 2005 Part 2 1:05:38 Read by adamkoebel
Chapter 18 Defeated by Democracy Winter 2005 to 2006 Part 1 58:18 Read by adamkoebel
Chapter 18 Defeated by Democracy Winter 2005 to 2006 Part 2 59:09 Read by adamkoebel
Chapter 19 The Iraqi Civil War Comes Into the Open January to June 2006 Part 1 59:34 Read by adamkoebel
Chapter 19 The Iraqi Civil War Comes Into the Open January to June 2006 Part 2 54:47 Read by adamkoebel
Chapter 20 Baghdad Burns Summer to Fall 2006 Part 1 57:59 Read by adamkoebel
Chapter 20 Baghdad Burns Summer to Fall 2006 Part 2 31:56 Read by adamkoebel
Chapter 21 Hope in Ramadi Part 1 24:19 Read by adamkoebel
Chapter 21 Hope in Ramadi Part 2 46:15 Read by adamkoebel
Chapter 22 The Failed Tansition Part 1 53:59 Read by adamkoebel
Chapter 22 The Failed Tansition Part 2 21:37 Read by adamkoebel
Chapter 23 Conclusion From Insurgency to Civil War 2004 to 2006 26:36 Read by adamkoebel
Afterword Select Bibliography and General Editors Notes on Sources Abbreviation… 1:07:20 Read by adamkoebel

Reviews

Raycyst


(5 stars)

The army should not be killing gun loving religious conservatives in the middle east. Instead the army, led by woke generals should have been killing gun loving religious conservatives at home. Why fight an external enemy when you can tear yourself up internally and get woke points to be praised by the woke media, owned and controlled by foreign conglomerates