The Patton of Counterinsurgency

March 1, 2008 - Kimberly Kagan

With a sequence of brilliant offensives, Raymond Odierno adapted the Petraeus doctrine into a successful operational art.

Sons of Iraq and Awakening Forces

February 21, 2008 - Institute for the Study of War

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.

Iranian Influence in the Levant, Iraq, and Afghanistan

February 20, 2008 - Kimberly Kagan

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.

Iraq Situation Report

February 8, 2008 - Kimberly Kagan

The Institute for the Study of War has created this situation report to document the developments in Iraq from January 2007 to December 2007.

Developments Fighting Al Qaeda in Iraq

January 29, 2008 - Institute for the Study of War

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.

Don't Short-Circuit the Surge (Wall Street Journal)

January 26, 2008 - Kimberly Kagan

The Iraq debate in 2007 focused on whether the new strategy and troop increase could stem violence in Iraq. It did.

Offensive Operations in Multi-National Division – Center June 2007 - January 2008

January 18, 2008 - Institute for the Study of War

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.

December Operations in Muqdadiyah

January 8, 2008 - Institute for the Study of War

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.

Operation Raider Harvest

January 7, 2008 - Institute for the Study of War

This backgrounder details the conduct of Raider Harvest and its potential impact on security in northern Diyala province.

The Fight for Diwaniyah

January 6, 2008 - Institute for the Study of War

Report on the intra-Shia violence between the Sadrist Trend and ISCI in Diwaniyah from April to December of 2007