The Iraq War by Williamson Murray
A Military History

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In this unprecedented account of the intensive air and ground operations in Iraq, two of America's most distinguished military historians bring clarity and depth to the first major war of the new millennium. Reaching beyond the blaring headlines, embedded videophone reports, and daily Centcom briefings, Williamson Murray and Robert Scales analyze events in light of past military experiences, present battleground realities, and future expectations.

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Dr. Williamson Murray is professor emeritus at Ohio State University and at the Institute for Defense Analysis. He is the author of numerous books, including Military Innovation in the Interwar Period, Air War in the Persian Gulf, and Calculations, Net Assessment and the Coming of WWII. Major General Robert H. Scales, Jr., U.S. Army (Retired), brings perspective as head of the army's team of Gulf War historians and chief author of "Certain Victory", the army's official postwar analysis of that conflict. He has also served as Commandant of the Army War College and, most recently, is author of "Yellow Smoke: The Future of Land Warfare for America's Military".
Published September 28, 2005 by Harvard University Press. 321 pages
Genres: History, War, Travel. Non-fiction

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Instead, they show how, since the Gulf War of 1991, each of the services (army, air force, navy and marines) improved its mastery of the craft of war: individually integrating technology, training, and doctrine while at the same time cultivating a "jointness" that eroded, if it did not quite elim...

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The course of this conflict spans the 1991 Gulf War, a Cold War punctuated by military strikes in the years that followed, the 2003 Iraq War, and now an insurgency.

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