Multi-National Division – Center’s Operations during the 2007-2008 Troop Surge

April 10, 2008 - Institute for the Study of War

Since June 2007, Multi-National Division - Center (MND-C) has been engaged in a large-scale effort to secure the Belts south and east of Baghdad.

Recent Operations against Special Groups and JAM in Central and Southern Iraq

April 7, 2008 - Institute for the Study of War

This backgrounder details what the recent operations in southern Iraq reveal about the enemy system and the capacity of the Iraqi Security Forces.

What Happened in Basra

April 7, 2008 - Kimberly Kagan

The Maliki-Sadr showdown.

The Second Iran-Iraq War

April 3, 2008 - Kimberly Kagan

Congress wanted Prime Minister Maliki to confront the militias. Now it needs to support him.

Map of Basra

April 1, 2008 - Institute for the Study of War

High-Resolution Map of Basra

Iran and Al-Qaeda in Iraq: What’s the Connection?

March 20, 2008 -

This document contains articles, press releases, and Defense Department briefings from the last year that consider the nature of the relationship between Iran and al-Qaeda in Iraq.

The Growing Threat of Special Groups in Baghdad

March 6, 2008 -

This Backgrounder details the recent increase in Special Groups violence in Baghdad.

Targeting the Diyala Suicide Bombing Network

March 6, 2008 - Institute for the Study of War

This backgrounder details al-Qaeda in Iraq’s shift to suicide bombings and the operations to dismantle the Diyala suicide bombing network.

The Patton of Counterinsurgency

March 1, 2008 - Kimberly Kagan

With a sequence of brilliant offensives, Raymond Odierno adapted the Petraeus doctrine into a successful operational art.

Sons of Iraq and Awakening Forces

February 21, 2008 - Institute for the Study of War

Over the past year, Sons of Iraq groups and Awakening Forces have been instrumental in supporting Coalition and Iraqi Security Force attempts to deliver security to the Iraqi public.