Iraq in Retrospect, Twenty Years Later

May 07, 2024 00:51:11
Iraq in Retrospect, Twenty Years Later
Social Science of War
Iraq in Retrospect, Twenty Years Later

May 07 2024 | 00:51:11

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Show Notes

More than twenty-one years ago, when a US-led coalition invaded Iraq, the 101st Airborne Division was a key element of the operation. Dr. Isaiah "Ike" Wilson was an Army officer and the division's chief of plans. He later authored a book, Thinking Beyond War, that chronicled lessons learned from the experience. He joins this episode, the first in a two-part series, to reflect on the invasion. The discussion begins with an examination of prewar estimates of troop requirements and continues by drawing out important lessons from the war on counterinsurgency and security force assistance. It also uses the early post-9/11 years as a framework to discuss Israel's current conflict with Hamas.

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