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The Resource The Marines take Anbar : the four-year fight against al Qaeda, Richard H. Shultz

The Marines take Anbar : the four-year fight against al Qaeda, Richard H. Shultz

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The Marines take Anbar : the four-year fight against al Qaeda
Title
The Marines take Anbar
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the four-year fight against al Qaeda
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Richard H. Shultz
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eng
Summary
The Marines' campaign to secure Anbar Province in Iraq will rank as one of the Corps' historic battle achievements. Dick Shultz's brilliant account of that campaign is rich in lessons learned and examples of adaptability. The Marines Take Anbar will be a classic study in counter insurgency." {u2500} Gen. Anthony C. Zinni, USMC (Ret.) The U.S. Marine Corps' four-year campaign against al Qaeda in Anbar is a fight certain to take its place next to such legendary clashes as Belleau Wood, Guadalcanal, Peleliu, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Chosin, and Khe Sanh. Its success, the author contends, constituted a major turning point in the Iraq War and helped alter the course of events and set the stage for the Surge in Baghdad a year later. This book brings to light all the decisive details of how the Marines, between 2004 and 2008, adapted and improvised as they applied the hard lessons of past mistakes. In March 2004, when part of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force (I MEF) was deployed to Anbar Province in the heart of the Sunni triangle, the Marines quickly found themselves locked in a bloody test of wills with al Qaeda, and a burgeoning violent insurgency. By the spring of 2006, according to all accounts, enemy violence was skyrocketing, while predictions for any U.S. success were plummeting. But at that same time new counterinsurgency initiatives were put in place when I MEF returned for its second tour in Anbar, and the Marines began to gain control. By September 2008 the fight was over. Richard Shultz, a well-known author and international security studies expert, has thoroughly researched this subject. His book effectively argues the case for the Marines changing the course of the war at Anbar, which is contrary to the conventional wisdom that the Surge was the turning point. -- Amazon.com book description
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1947-
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Shultz, Richard H.
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • United States
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Qaida (Organization)
  • Anbār (Iraq : Province)
  • Qaida (Organization)
  • United States
  • Iraq War (2003-2011)
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Military campaigns
  • Politics and government
  • Iraq
  • Iraq
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The Marines take Anbar : the four-year fight against al Qaeda, Richard H. Shultz
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-278) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
This is Anbar -- 2003: All the wrong moves -- 2004: Ugly surprises -- 2005: Stalemate -- 2006: The tipping point -- 2007: Cashing in -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn813910342
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 293 pages
Isbn
9781612511405
Lccn
2012046621
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The Marines take Anbar : the four-year fight against al Qaeda, Richard H. Shultz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-278) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
This is Anbar -- 2003: All the wrong moves -- 2004: Ugly surprises -- 2005: Stalemate -- 2006: The tipping point -- 2007: Cashing in -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn813910342
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 293 pages
Isbn
9781612511405
Lccn
2012046621
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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