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By Nora Bensahel, Olga Oliker, Keith Crane, Richard R. Brennan, HEather S. Gregg

This monograph examines prewar making plans efforts for the reconstruction of postwar Iraq. It then examines the function of U.S. army forces after significant strive against formally ended on may perhaps 1, 2003, via June 2004. ultimately, it examines civilian efforts at reconstruction, concentrating on the actions of the Coalition Provisional Authority and its efforts to rebuild constructions of governance, defense forces, financial coverage, and crucial companies.

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Forces marched into Baghdad, General Franks made the decision to stop the deployment of the 1st Cavalry Division, even though the end-state objectives of his plan had not yet been met. It is also unclear how it was determined that 250,000 troops would be sufficient for the tasks likely to be required in a postwar Iraq. S. military experience in postwar situations in Bosnia and Kosovo suggest that postwar operations require a ratio of 20 soldiers for every 1,000 inhabitants. With an Iraqi population of 25 million, historical experience suggests that a minimum of 500,000 soldiers would be required.

7 A central part of the Phase IV plan was the continued deployment of additional forces until a sufficient number of forces were in theater to accomplish the mission. ”8 This aspect of the plan is critically important to highlight, because military leaders in the operational headquarters and on the Army staff assumed that forces would continue to flow into theater even after the end of Phase III. ____________ 5 Franks, p. 351. 6 The briefing prepared for the President did not include a discussion of phasing.

S. S. S. S. S. S. S. S. S. S. S. S. S. S. S. S. S. S. S. S. Postal Service World Food Program World Health Organization Weapons of Mass Destruction xxxvii CHAPTER ONE Introduction After more than 15 months of planning, Operation IRAQI FREEDOM (OIF) commenced in March 2003. Major combat operations in Iraq lasted approximately three weeks, but stabilization efforts in that country are, as of this writing, ongoing. S. S. Marine Corps are increasingly taxed by the demands of the continuing insurgency, with more than 100,000 troops expected to remain in Iraq for the foreseeable future.

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