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

ISBN-10: 0833044583

ISBN-13: 9780833044587

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 well 1, 2003, via June 2004. eventually, it examines civilian efforts at reconstruction, targeting the actions of the Coalition Provisional Authority and its efforts to rebuild buildings of governance, safeguard forces, monetary coverage, and crucial prone.

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America’s Role in Nation-Building: From Germany to Iraq, Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, MR-1753-RC, 2003, pp. 149–153. 12 Franks, pp. 392–393. Military Planning Efforts 9 Franks and his planning staff had numerous discussions about what a postwar Iraq might look like and what type of interim political government might best be established. While members of his staff argued that rebuilding the infrastructure could not take place without security, Franks believed that security would not be achieved without reconstruction and civic action.

P. 197. For a broader discussion about required force sizes, see James T. Quinlivan, “Force Requirements in Stability Operations,” Parameters, Winter 1995–96, pp. 59–69. 18 After Saddam: Prewar Planning and the Occupation of Iraq personal experience in the Balkans and a number of studies produced by and for the Army prior to the initiation of war with Iraq, then-Army Chief of Staff General Shinseki concluded that it would require approximately 400,000 soldiers to maintain security in the immediate aftermath of major combat operations.

Thus, the real question becomes: Why was the planning process that resulted in the quick and decisive defeat of the Iraqi military so ineffective in preparing for postwar operations? ____________ 38 Interview with CFLCC official, January 2005. S. governmental agencies and departments with responsibilities relating to reconstruction. S. government capabilities to be brought to bear quickly on stability and reconstruction tasks in Iraq. As will be discussed in Chapters Three through Six, prewar interagency planning and collaboration fell far short of what was necessary.

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