US Troop number are down to 132,000 from a high of 166,000 troops during the height of the surge in September 2007.
Iraqi Security Forces
For the first time since the start of the war, American forces are withdrawing from Iraq’s cities, reducing their numbers and turning responsibility for security over to Iraqi forces.
In this four-part interview, ISW President Kimberly Kagan interviews COL Ryan Gonsalves about the activities of the 2nd BCT of the 1st Cav Division in Kirkuk.
Operation Peace was an operation conducted by Coalition forces with Iraqi participation which cleared Sadr City of Shi'a militias.
Operation Knight's Charge was an Iraqi operation to root out Shi'a militias in Basra.
Operation Glad Tidings of Benevolence was an Iraqi operation carried out in tandem with Operation Iron Pursuit designed to pursue insurgents in rural areas of Diyala province.
Operation Promises of Peace was an Iraqi offensive in Maysan province against the Jaysh al-Mahdi (JAM).
Operation Mother of Two Springs was a continuation of Lion’s Roar designed, according to Prime Minister Maliki, to “clear Mosul of the criminal terrorist gangs.”
Operation Lion’s Roar was an operation designed to target the al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) network and other Sunni insurgent groups in Mosul and Ninawa province.
Jaysh al-Mahdi, or JAM, is the militia of the Sadrist Trend.