On Point II

On Point II : Transition to the New Campaign; The United States Army in Operation Iraqi Freedom May 2003-January 2005

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On Point II is a comprehensive study of the US Army in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM (OIF) from May 2003 to January 2005. Based on primary sources including hundreds of interviews with participants, the study examines how after May 2003 American Soldiers made the transition to a new type of campaign that featured information operations, intelligence, reconstruction, and governance rather than conventional combat. On Point II documents the US Army's execution of Full Spectrum Operations in the early stages of this conflict.
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  • Paperback | 696 pages
  • 182.88 x 246.38 x 33.02mm | 1,632.92g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, maps, figures
  • 0160781973
  • 9780160781971

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Sunday, June 29,2008 New York Times article "Occupation Plan for Iraq Faulted in Army History" by Michael R. Gordon Excerpt: "The story of the American occupation of Iraq has been the subject of numerous books, studies and memoirs. But now the Army has waded into the highly charged debate with its own nearly 700-page account: "On Point II: Transistion to the New Campaign." The unclassified study, the second volume in a continuing history of the Iraq conflict, is as notworthy for who prepared it as for what it says. In essence, the study is an attempt by the Army to tell the story of one of the most contentious periods in its history to military experts --and to itself."
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About Donald P Wright

About the authors: Dr. Donald P. Wright holds a Ph.D. in History from Tulane University and has served as a historian in the Combat Studies Institute since 2003. Wright has also served as an officer in both the active and reserve components of the US Army. Colonel Timothy R. Reese is an Armor officer and Army historian. He was commissioned in 1981 from the U.S. Military Academy and has held a variety of command and staff positions in the United States, Germany, Kosovo, and Afghanistan. Colonel Reese holds a Masters of History from the University of Michigan and a Masters of National Security Studies from the US Army War College. He has been the director of the Combat Studies Institute since 2005.
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