U.S. Marines in Iraq, 2004-2005 : into the fray /

Almost as soon as Saddam Hussein's regime collapsed in 2003, it became apparent to U.S. commanders that a second deployment of Marines to Iraq would be necessary to conduct security and stability operations. This monograph recounts the first two years of this second deployment during which Mari...

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Main Author: Estes, Kenneth W.
Corporate Author: Marine Corps University (U.S.). History Division.
Format: Book
Published:Washington, D.C. : History Division, U.S. Marine Corps, 2011.
Series:U.S. Marines in the Global War on Terrorism.
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Table of Contents:
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • The return to Iraq
  • The deployment
  • Early operations in Al-Anbar Province
  • The first Al-Fallujah battle and its aftermath
  • The second Al-Fallujah battle
  • Optimism and doubt
  • The mission continues
  • Into the fray
  • Protecting self-rule
  • Protecting the emerging Iraq
  • Continuous operations
  • Redeployment and relief
  • Epilogue : new and old.