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 wrestle formally ended on may well 1, 2003, via June 2004. ultimately, it examines civilian efforts at reconstruction, targeting the actions of the Coalition Provisional Authority and its efforts to rebuild constructions of governance, safety forces, financial coverage, and crucial companies.
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S. interests. S. forces in Iraq today. But given the likely security vacuum following major conflict, planners cannot avoid considering a variety of forms of conflict. • Second, these post-conflict missions will almost unavoidably fall to forces present on the ground at the time. To some extent the security missions that follow major conflict are legitimate tasks for ground forces that, by virtue of their possession of the instruments of violence, can impose security in such situations. But the absence of security makes it unlikely that the civilian organizations that would normally handle reconstruction tasks will be available quickly to take on those roles.
It would, however, be inaccurate to conclude that military planners accepted the rhetoric coming out of ____________ 30 Interview with CFLCC official, January 2005. 31 See Chapter Seven for more on the repositioning of these forces. 32 Coalition Forces Land Component Command (CFLCC) OPLAN ECLIPSE II BASE PLAN, Coordinating Draft, April 12, 2003. 33 Interview with V Corps and CJTF-7 official, January 2005. 14 After Saddam: Prewar Planning and the Occupation of Iraq certain portions of the policy community in Washington that military forces would be welcomed with open arms.
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.
After Saddam: Prewar Planning and the Occupation of Iraq by Nora Bensahel, Olga Oliker, Keith Crane, Richard R. Brennan, HEather S. Gregg