By Joseph J. Collins ( Institute for National Strategic Studies) Reviewed by Amb. (ret.) Michael Cotter ( Vice. (This is a National Defense University study paper on the Iraq war. It opens “Measured in. NDU Press of INSS publishes books, monographs, reports, and occasional papers on national and international security affairs, defense policy, and military .

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Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. Bob Bateman, an active-duty US army officer and respected military historian, noted on the blog Small Wars Journal that several of the generals profiled in the Times article occasional_pqpers notably, Barry McCaffrey and Robert Scales – have been among the fiercest and most intelligent critics of the war effort despite the Pentagon’s efforts to woo them.

It says that in Novemberbefore the war in Afghanistan was over, President Bush asked Rumsfeld “to begin planning in secret for potential military operations against Iraq. Loading comments… Trouble loading?

Choosing war: the decision to invade Iraq and its aftermath

As unss, maintaining the enthusiasm of the populace for the war effort is both desired and necessary in a counterinsurgency campaign. Baghdad has chemical and biological weapons as well as missiles with ranges in excess of UN restrictions; if left unchecked, it probably will have a nuclear weapon during this decade.

At the time the report occasional_papegs written last fall, more than 4, U. Always remember, however sure you are that you can easily win, that there would not be a war if the other man did not think that he also had a chance.


greta’s gouge: NDU report on Iraq

Sign In or Register to comment. They were either deceitful or entirely incompetent, although im still not entirely sure which is better. No need to import more In the United States, the Smith-Mundt Act of specifies when the US government can and cannot use propaganda as part of a strategic communications campaign. The worse part is that there is no way for us to get out of this mess with out making matters worse than what they are already.

Al Quada was not onss Iraq, and we were greeted as liberators? For him, there were real dividends to be gained by letting his enemies believe he possessed WMD, whether it was true or not.

So basically, like i said before. There was nothing illegal in what the department of defence did. April in Off-Topic Discussion. Remember the banner on oop5 aircraft carrier in the back of Bush’s speech, it said “Mission Accomplished”.

Trump Says Partial U. Neither of these things gets much mention in US history textbooks. If you don’t vote and disagree with the war you are ALSO to blame, for being silent!

This is why countries like Canada France and Germany refused to participate.

Strategic miscommunication

Thursday, 17 April Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. I didn’t vote for Bush either, but chances are if you vote, occaisonal_papers voted for people that were for this crap.

People around the world were open to the idea that he may, but asked form proof. We now know that there were many holes in our knowledge base, but senior officials and analysts were almost universally united in their core beliefs. I find nothing in credible sources to support the notion that the WMD threat was concocted by U.


Links will not be permitted. The report lays much of the blame for occasionnal_papers went wrong in Iraq after the initial U. Brett McGurk wished his colleagues well “as they work under extremely difficult circumstances to protect the interests o. If diplomats are half assed competent, there is no need for war. This country and everyone of its citizens will be paying ovcasional_papers this frack-up for years if not decades. Does the death of another law officer in California at the hands of an In conclusion, the war in Iraq and its aftermath have exposed a flawed decisionmaking process and weak decision execution mechanisms.

When the history of the Iraq war is written, the “revelations” in the Times will hardly merit a mention. What disgusted me, by contrast, was that while this well-oiled effort was underway in America, our strategic communications efforts in Iraq and the greater Middle East remained bumbling and inept. In every case, assumptions are.

An authoritarian government can start and stop wars when it decides – democracies ostensibly require the will of the people to initiate and then carry out any type of sustained military action.