All Mapped Out – Operations In Helmand and Iraqi Elections Backgrounder

The Institute for the Study of War (ISW) has released a collection of 9 new Afghanistan maps for the serious follower of the on-going U.S. Marine and British operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Available on the ISW website, these maps are high resolution and easily downloadable. The maps were derived from Jeff Dressler’s latest report on Afghanistan, Securing Helmand: Understanding and Responding to the Enemy.


Afghanistan maps include:

U.S. Marine Operation Khanjar
British Operation Panther’s Claw – part one
British Operation Panther’s Claw – part two
British Operation Panther’s Claw – part three
U.S. Marine Operation Eastern Resolve II
Southern Helmand Province
Central Helmand Province
Northern Helmand Province
Helmand, Afghanistan



ISW Research Manager, Marisa Cochrane Sullivan, has also released a timely backgrounder which analyses political trends and emerging alliances in Iraq. Prime Minister Maliki met with President Obama at the White House yesterday to discuss the impending elections law and parliamentary elections that should be held in early 2010. For a better understanding the President’s meeting and other Iraqi political dynamics, Ms. Sullivan’s backgrounder is a must read.



Please visit ISW’s website for your free copy of the Afghanistan Maps and the Iraqi Parliamentary Elections backgrounder.


Many thanks,


Megan Ortagus
Communications Director, ISW

<p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; U.S. Marines with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment fold an American flag in the Nawa district of Helmand province, Afghanistan, Oct. 13, 2009. The Marines are deployed with Regimental Combat Team 3 to conduct counterinsurgency operations with Afghan National Security Forces in southern Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Artur Shvartsberg/Released)</p> <p>Photograph: David Furst/AFP/Getty images</p>
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