Book The 2008 Battle of Sadr City / David E. Johnson, M. Wade Markel, Brian Shannon.
Associated Name: Markel, M. Wade.
Associated Name: Shannon, Brian.
Associated Name: Arroyo Center.
Associated Name: Rand Corporation.
Publication year: 2011.
Call Number DS79.764.B35 J64 2011
Media class: Book
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : RAND
"Prepared for the United States Army."
Series title: Occasional paper ; OP-335-A
Extent: xii, 21 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 28 cm.
This paper was written as part of an ongoing project entitled 'The Battle of Sadr City.' The project aims to assess the U.S. operations, principally in spring and early summer 2008, to stop Shiite extremists from firing short-range rockets and mortars into the International Zone from Sadr City. This battle also set the conditions designed to allow stability and Iraqi government control to be extended to the whole of Baghdad. This paper summarizes the research still in progress and is meant to provide insights and lessons learned from the Battle of Sadr City that can inform a broader understanding of urban operations, particularly those conducted as part of irregular warfare, and thereby help the Army understand what capabilities it will need in the future. The research results are not yet final. Another document will address topics discussed in this paper and should be useful to those seeking an in-depth examination of the Battle of Sadr City.
The 2008 Battle of Sadr City -- Background -- Methodology -- Setting conditions -- The area of operations -- Mission : stop the rockets and defeat criminal militias in Sadr City -- The ground fight in Sadr City : heavy armor matters -- The counter rocket fight -- Exploitation -- Key insights from the fight -- Reimagining urban operations as wide area security missions.