Iran's Proxy War Against the United States and Iraq

August 29, 2007 - Kimberly Kagan

This Iraq Report describes lethal support provided by the Iranian government to Shi'a extremist organizations in Iraq.

Local Security: A Grassroots Effort

August 27, 2007 - Institute for the Study of War

What began in Anbar as a local movement of tribes is developing into a national phenomenon.

Operations of the 8th Iraqi Army Division

August 27, 2007 - Institute for the Study of War

The 8th Iraqi Army Division (IAD), commanded by Major General Othman Farhood, is based ninety miles southeast of Baghdad in Diwaniyah.

Moving Forward in Iraq (The Wall Street Journal)

July 11, 2007 - Kimberly Kagan

To say that the surge is failing is absurd. Instead Congress should be asking this question: Can the current progress continue?

The New Strategy in Iraq: General Petraeus Learns From Past U.S. Mistakes (The Weekly Standard)

July 9, 2007 - Kimberly Kagan

The new strategy for Iraq has entered its second phase. Now that all of the additional combat forces have arrived in theater, Generals Petraeus and Odierno have launched Operation Phantom Thunder.

The Real Surge: Preparing for Operation Phantom Thunder

July 6, 2007 - Kimberly Kagan

This Iraq Report describes planning and preparations for a major Corps offensive in central Iraq, Operation Phantom Thunder, which began on June 15, 2007.

Operation Phantom Thunder Factsheet

June 23, 2007 - Kimberly Kagan

This backgrounder provides a bulletized summary of Operation Phantom Thunder.

Order of Battle for Operation Phantom Thunder

June 20, 2007 - Kimberly Kagan

This order of battle describes U.S. forces involved in Operation Phantom Thunder.

Operation Phantom Thunder - Diyala

June 16, 2007 - Institute for the Study of War

Al Qaeda in Iraq Attacks on Bridges

June 10, 2007 - Kimberly Kagan

Al-Qaeda blew up a bridge on Sunday using a suicide truck bomb, the latest in a series of attacks against bridges in Baghdad and the “belts” of territory surrounding the capital.