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The 2008 Battle of Sadr City

The 2008 Battle of Sadr City

David E. Johnson
M. Wade Markel
Brian Shannon
Copyright Date: 2011
Published by: RAND Corporation
Pages: 34
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    The 2008 Battle of Sadr City
    Book Description:

    Using primary sources and interviews with those involved in the fighting and its aftermath, the authors describe the 2008 Battle of Sadr City, analyze its outcome, and derive implications for the conduct of land operations. Their analysis identifies factors critical to the coalition victory over Jaish al-Mahdi and describes a new model for dealing with insurgent control of urban areas.

    eISBN: 978-0-8330-5814-0
    Subjects: History

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-ii)
  2. Preface
    (pp. iii-iv)
  3. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-vi)
  4. Figures
    (pp. vii-viii)
  5. Acknowledgments
    (pp. ix-x)
  6. Abbreviations
    (pp. xi-xii)
  7. The 2008 Battle of Sadr City
    (pp. 1-20)

    A team from RAND Arroyo Center is in the final stages of research on a project for the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8, Headquarters, Department of the Army, entitled “The Battle of Sadr City.” The purpose of this project is to provide insights and lessons learned from the Battle of Sadr City that can inform a broader understanding of urban operations and thereby help the U.S. Army evaluate what capabilities it may need in the future.

    We know of no full analysis of the 2008 Battle of Sadr City. The action did attract some journalistic attention, mostly...

  8. References
    (pp. 21-22)