In this four-part interview, ISW President Kimberly Kagan interviews COL Ryan Gonsalves about the activities of the 2nd BCT of the 1st Cav Division in Kirkuk.
Operation Peace was an operation conducted by Coalition forces with Iraqi participation which cleared Sadr City of Shi'a militias.
Operation Knight's Charge was an Iraqi operation to root out Shi'a militias in Basra.
In this six-part interview, ISW President Kimberly Kagan discusses MND-N with BG James C. Nixon.
Operation Glad Tidings of Benevolence was an Iraqi operation carried out in tandem with Operation Iron Pursuit designed to pursue insurgents in rural areas of Diyala province.
The relationship between the provincial governments and the central government in Iraq is complex; the issues involved relate to the core insecurities of each of the major political factions in Iraq.