Surging south of Baghdad : the 3d Infantry Division and Task Force Marne in Iraq, 2007-2008 / Dale Andrade
- Global war on terrorism series
- Back to Iraq. A brave tradition; Gearing up for a third tour; Changing course; The Baghdad belts; South of Baghdad -- On the ground. Working in the desert; East Bank of the Tigris; Commando Brigade; Paratroopers on the Euphrates -- First combat. Attack on Patrol Base Dog; Air cavalry; Kiowa down; Missing in action -- Taking the offensive. Preparing the battlefield; Western operations; Last pieces in place; Planning the first offensive -- Operation Marne Torch. Maintaining momentum; Anvil on the East Bank; High-value targets; Running out of steam -- New ground. Coalition contingent; Cross-border smuggling; Facing Iran -- New offensives. Avalanche; Beyond reach; taking stock -- Sons of Iraq. Anbar beginnings; New focus on reconciliation; Combat multipliers; Progress East of the Tigris; Burgeoning numbers -- Pressing the advantage. Marne Torch, second round; Pacifying Arab Jabour; The Shi'ite strategy -- Western front. The Rakkasans; Missing in action resolved; Security in the Euphrates Valley; Switching brigades; Operation Marne Roundup -- Thunderbolt. Shifting priorities; Relentless pursuit; Air power; Improving the odds -- New focus. Grand Slam; Winding down; Baghdad interlude; Back to Capitol Hill; Piledriver; Transition -- Conclusion: What winning looks like. Balance sheet; The counterinsurgency assessment; Remembering.
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- Includes bibliographical references (pages -395) and index.
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