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Author Molan, Jim, 1950-

Title Running the war in Iraq : an Australian general, 300,000 troops, the bloodiest conflict of our time / Major General Jim Molan
Published Pymble, N.S.W. : HarperCollins Publishers, 2008


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  956.704431 Mol/Rtw  AVAILABLE
Description xiv, 358 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 24 cm
Contents Flying into Baghdad, April 2004 -- My life before Iraq -- First impressions of Iraq, April 2004 -- Protecting the infrastructure, 2004-05 -- Becoming Chief of Operations, June-September 2004 -- A year of living dangerously, 2004-2005 -- Approaching the second battle for Fallujah, September-November 2004 -- Shaping Fallujah, November 2004 -- The attack on Fallujah, November 2004 -- Iraq's first free election, January 2005 -- Coming home, April 2005 -- Lessons for the long war
Summary "Jim Molan is the Australian General who served in Iraq with the Coalition during 2004-05. Initially, under General Ricardo Sanchez, he worked on infrastructure: trying to restore/maintain the provision of water, power and rail services. Under General George W. Casey, he became Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Operations with the Multi National Forces Iraq and ran the operations for all the US and Coalition forces assigned to the Iraqi area of operations. He had to interact with the new interim Iraqi government, bringing the political, diplomatic, information, economic and reconstruction sectors into line with the military side. In this book he describes his background and military career, but focuses on describing key aspects of his time in Iraq."--Provided by publisher
Subject Coalition Provisional Authority.
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Strategic aspects.
Postwar reconstruction -- Iraq.
Administrative agencies -- Iraq.
Iraq -- Politics and government -- 2003-
ISBN 9780732287818 (paperback)