Book Voices of the Iraq war : contemporary accounts of daily life / Brian L. Steed, editor.
Associated Name: Steed, Brian L., editor.
Publication year: 
Call Number DS79.766.A1 V68 2016
Media class: Book
Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : Greenwood, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC
ISBN: 9781440836749 1440836744
Series title: Voices of an era
Extent: xxxvi, 288 pages ; 29 cm.
"Voices of the Iraq War : contemporary accounts of daily life illuminates the complex and poorly reported realities of the conflict that those without direct experience cannot possibly fathom, presenting detailed personal accounts of what the conflict in Iraq was like across multiple disciplines and through a variety of viewpoints. The accounts are based on interviews with American, Iraqi-American, and British officers who deployed and fought throughout the country of Iraq. The book begins with the story of an Iraqi boy who flees Iraq with his family after Desert Storm and then returns to Iraq as a translator to assist U.S. forces nearly 16 years later. The book is filled with personal accounts of combat and training as well as other real-world experiences that define what the Iraq War meant to thousands of U.S. and allied service members. These personal accounts are supported with national level policy speeches and official statements that help readers put the individual stories and events in national, regional, and global perspective. The book concludes by examining the impact of this war on thousands of young men and women that will last for decades to come"--Publisher description.
Evaluating and interpreting primary documents -- Chronology of the Iraq War -- Documents of the Iraq War. Before the war. A translator|s journey: Mohamed al-Shara on leaving Iraq --Congressional resolution supporting use of force against Iraq, October 16, 2002 -- State of the Union address, January 28, 2003 -- The invasion of Iraq : Operation Iraqi Freedom. Brigade commander and the invasion : David Perkins -- Corps staff and the invasion : Russell Thadden and Stephen Hicks -- British perspective in Basra : Johnny Austin -- The close and chaotic fight for invasion : David A. Miles -- Medal of Honor : Paul R. Smith, April 4, 2003 -- Mission accomplished : President Bush|s remarks to the crew of the USS Abraham Lincoln, May 1, 2003 -- The occupation (2003|2005). Disbanding the army : coalition provisional authority, number 2, May 23, 2003 -- Iraqi adviser to U.S. military personnel : Nasier Abadi -- A journalist|s perspective on combat : Ann Barnard -- Abu Ghraib, a guard|s perspective : Samuel J. Provance -- The Battle of Fallujah from a USMC information operations perspective : Andy Dietz -- A journalist|s perspective on combat (2) : Ann Barnard -- Counterinsurgency from the ground : John Nagl -- Perspective from the commander of Multi-National Forces-Iraq : George Casey -- Iraqi constitution : preamble and basic rights, October 15, 2005 -- Insurgency grows or civil war (2005|2006). Noncommissioned officer and the close fight : Hans Hull -- British perspective in Basra (2 ): Johnny Austin -- Iraqi adviser to U.S. military personnel (2) : Nasier Abadi -- Training the Iraqi Security Forces : David Petraeus -- Perspectives on the insurgency : Dan Darling -- Contractors in war, Blackwater : Erik Prince -- Political efforts : George W. Bush and Nuri al-Maliki -- The Surge and beyond (2006|2009). Field Manual 3-24 : counterinsurgency, 2006 -- Telafar, the example for counterinsurgency : Paul Yingling -- Counter-IED : Brian Huskey -- Congressional testimony : David
Petraeus, September 10, 2007 -- Military Transition Team advising the Iraqi Security Forces : Mark Hull -- British perspective in Basra (3) : Stephen Campbell -- Brigade commander in Sadr City : John Hort -- Status of forces agreement, November 17, 2008 -- A new administration and withdrawal : Operation New Dawn (2009-2011). A new policy : Barack Obama -- Confusion in language : Mohamed al-Shara -- Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)/drones : Albert Scaperotto -- End of combat operations : Barack Obama -- Defense Secretary at the end : Leon Panetta -- Impact. Posttraumatic stress disorder : Ashley Pullen -- Sexual assaults : Kirsten Gillibrand -- WikiLeaks : John Conyers Jr. and Louie Gohmert -- Appendix 1 : Biographical sketches of important individuals mentioned in the text -- Appendix 2 : Glossary of terms mentioned in the text.