Cancian, Mark F.
September 2009
Military Review;Sep/Oct2009, Vol. 89 Issue 5, p118
The article presents the author's reflections regarding the causes behind the success of the U.S. military in Anbar, Iraq during 2006-2007. Details are given reviewing the conditions before and after the period and three major elements are highlighted regarding the effectiveness of the U.S. counterinsurgency program including the "Awakening" of the sheiks and their local involvement, the troop surge of November 2006, and the effective use of raids.


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