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...
|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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- 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.