Iraq's insurgency and the road to civil conflict

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Cordesman (Center for Strategic and International Studies) analyzes the various factors that led to such high levels of sectarian conflict over the course of the US occupation of Iraq. Unlike most Iraqis, who see the United States as the principal cause of sectarian conflict, Cordesman generally sees the conflict as resulting out of the divisions between and actions of Iraq's various sectarian communities although he is not shy to identify US "failures" that may have exacerbated conflict. Taking a chronological approach to the topic, he identifies the important Iraqi actors and analyzes the ramifications of particular events or periods of time, including the initial eruption of insurgency, the "return of Iraqi sovereignty," the parliamentary elections, the bombing of the Askariya shrine, militia conflicts over the control of geographic space in 2006 and 2007, the "surge," and the emergence of the Sunni "Awakening Councils." He concludes the two-volume work with an analysis of lessons for strategy and counterinsurgency. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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