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Author Johnson, David E. (David Eugene), 1950- author

Title The 2008 battle of Sadr City : reimagining urban combat / David E. Johnson, M. Wade Markel, Brian Shannon
Published Santa Monica, CA : RAND, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (xxxi, 131 pages) : color illustrations, color maps
Series RAND Corporation
RAND Corporation
Contents Introduction -- Setting conditions for the 2008 Battle -- conditions on the eve of the Battle of Sadr city -- The Battle Begins -- Defeating JAM: operation Gold wall -- exploiting the Success of Battle -- Assessing the outcome of the Battle -- reimagining urban combat -- Appendix: Analysis of contemporary Arabic Language Sources on the Battle of Sadr city
Summary In 2008, U.S. and Iraqi forces defeated an uprising in Sadr City, a district of Baghdad with ̃2.4 million residents. Coalition forces' success in this battle helped consolidate the Government of Iraq's authority, contributing significantly to the attainment of contemporary U.S. operational objectives in Iraq. U.S. forces' conduct of the battle illustrates a new paradigm for urban combat and indicates capabilities the Army will need in the future
Notes "Prepared for the United States Army, approved for public release; distribution unlimited."
"RR-160-A"--Page 4 of cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on Mar. 11, 2014)
Subject Counterinsurgency -- Iraq -- Baghdad.
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Campaigns -- Iraq -- Baghdad.
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Urban warfare.
Sadr City, Battle of, Baghdad, Iraq, 2008.
Form Electronic book
Author Markel, M. Wade, author
Shannon, Brian, author
Arroyo Center.
LC no. 2013048237
ISBN 0833080318 (electronic bk.)
0833084194 (electronic bk.)
9780833080318 (electronic bk.)
9780833084194 (electronic bk.)
(paperback;) (alk. paper)