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Author Chivvis, Christopher S., author

Title Initial thoughts on the impact of the Iraq War on U.S. national security structures / Christopher S. Chivvis, Olga Oliker, Andrew M. Liepman, Ben Connable, George Willcoxon, William Young
Published [Santa Monica, CA] : RAND Corporation, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (23 pages) : illustrations
Series RAND perspectives ; PE111
Perspective (Rand Corporation) ; PE111
Summary Much of the analyses that appeared with the tenth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq was understandably backward-looking, including often heated debates over who did what wrong and when. This paper takes a slightly different tack, surveying the overall impact of the Iraq War on U.S. national security structures by examining the major changes the war wrought in the intellectual and institutional underpinnings of U.S. security and defense policy. The authors assess the future implications of these changes and argue that, despite a decade of painful and often acrimonious debates in Washington about what went wrong, the United States is at best only modestly better prepared to fight a war like Iraq again. They begin with some basic data on the war and then focus on four key, interrelated issues: counterinsurgency operations, civilian state-making, security force assistance, and our capacity for understanding the specific needs of different kinds of interventions, allocating resources and adjusting expectations accordingly
Notes PE-111-OSD (2014)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 21-22)
Notes Online resource; title from PDF page 1 (RAND, viewed June 11, 2014)
Subject Iraq War (2003-2011)
Intervention (International law) -- Government policy -- United States
Iraq War, 2003-2011
Military assistance, American
National security -- United States
Armed Forces -- Operational readiness.
Armed Forces -- Operations other than war.
Military assistance, American.
Military policy.
National security.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Operational readiness
United States -- Armed Forces -- Operations other than war
United States -- Military policy
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Connable, Ben, author
Liepman, Andrew M., author
Oliker, Olga, author
Willcoxon, George, author
Young, William, author
Rand Corporation, publisher
Other Titles Initial thoughts on the impact of the Iraq War on US national security structures
Initial thoughts on the impact of the Iraq War on United States national security structures