Baghdad's Mansour district shows the competition between enemy groups for territory in Baghdad, the effect of the troop surge, and problems with Iraqi governance.
The Dora market is an amazing success story and a small part of the critically important success that U.S. forces have achieved in the heart of a neighborhood that had been one of AQI's strongholds.
Phantom Strike, a series of targeted joint operations against al Qaeda, Sunni, and Shi'a insurgent elements
in Baghdad and the surrounding areas, was launched on August 13, 2007.
To say that the surge is failing is absurd. Instead Congress should be asking this question: Can the current progress continue?
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.
This backgrounder provides a bulletized summary of Operation Phantom Thunder.
This order of battle describes U.S. forces involved in Operation Phantom Thunder.
High-Resolution Map of U.S. Brigade Disposition in Iraq in June 2007