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.
In a new AEI report, ISW President Kimberly Kagan, Frederick W. Kagan, and Danielle Pletka present empirical evidence of Iranian activities in its immediate environs.
Over the last year, Coalition and Iraqi Forces made significant progress fighting al Qaeda in Iraq. This Backgrounder provides a brief summary of operations against al Qaeda in 2007.
The Iraq debate in 2007 focused on whether the new strategy and troop increase could stem violence in Iraq. It did.
Coalition offensive operations in the southern and eastern belts of Baghdad from 6/2007 - 1/2008 have worked to support ongoing security operations within the city.
The operations against Al-Qaeda in Iraq near Muqdadiyah in Diyala Province in December provided U.S. forces with the intelligence they needed to begin the new Iron Harvest offensive in January 2008.
This backgrounder details the conduct of Raider Harvest and its potential impact on security in northern Diyala province.