This monograph provides a framework for understanding operational art in counterinsurgency campaigns. In addition to the framework, the monograph describes how one set of strategic civil-military leaders achieved sufficient alignment in order to produce unity of effort and coherency of action throughout the civil-military organization.
Al-Qaeda in Iraq
Will the Iraqi government be prepared to take over?
On Thursday, June 23, 2011 ISW Deputy Director Marisa Cochrane Sullivan testified before the Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East & South Asia regarding the future of Iraq.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates was in Baghdad last week on what was probably his last official trip to the country he helped save from devastating sectarian war.
Iraq's Ambassador to the U.S. and regional experts from Brookings and ISW offered their analysis on the challenges facing government formation and the consequences of recent political developments.
ISW Fellow and former Army officer, James Danly, gives a strategic assessment of Iraq on Capitol Hill.
ISW Fellow James Danly discusses the deaths of AQI leaders, al-Masri and al-Baghdadi, on MSNBC with Lawrence J. Korb from the Center for American Progress.
Dr. Kimberly Kagan and Dr. Fredrick Kagan, Wall Street Journal, February 17, 2010