This past Sunday, I appeared on C-SPAN's Q&A program with Brian Lamb to talk about the work and mission of the Institute for the Study of War. Brian and I talked about my background as a military historian, my time at West Point, and some of our recent research products on the progress of military operations in Iraq. You can read the transcript here, or watch the full program here.
As part of a series of interviews with Brigade and Division-level commanders in Iraq, I spoke today with COL Wayne Grigsby, commander of the 3rd HBCT, 3rd Infantry Division (Sledgehammer Brigade) about the clearing of the Mad’ain Qadaa and the continuing fight against both Sunni and Shi'a extremists. You can access the audio and the transcript below.
The reemergence of Iraq's Shiite leadership comes as the Iranian regime now stands only on the religious claims of authority made by Ali Khamenei.
A division-level operation targeting al-Qaeda in Iraq in the Tigris River Valley and Za'ab Triangle southwest of Kirkuk as part of Operation Phantom Strike.