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The Resource The three circles of war : understanding the dynamics of conflict in Iraq, edited by Heather S. Gregg, Hy S. Rothstein, and John Arquilla

The three circles of war : understanding the dynamics of conflict in Iraq, edited by Heather S. Gregg, Hy S. Rothstein, and John Arquilla

Label
The three circles of war : understanding the dynamics of conflict in Iraq
Title
The three circles of war
Title remainder
understanding the dynamics of conflict in Iraq
Statement of responsibility
edited by Heather S. Gregg, Hy S. Rothstein, and John Arquilla
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This eclectic and holistic volume collects the wisdom of a remarkable set of writers in many disciplines, providing readers with a deeper understanding of how each of these wars unfolded."--Maj. Gen. Robert H. Scales, Jr., USA (Ret.), former commandant of the Army War College and coauthor of The Iraq War: A Military History
  • "Throughout history, withdrawals from the battlefied have proved complex and fraught with danger. Time and again, nations have ensured future warfare by misunderstanding conflicts just ended. As the American drawdown in Iraq proceeds, Gregg, Rothstein, and Arquilla put us on the path toward wisdom--and what may pass for peace--by properly defining the dynamics of the Iraq War."--Robert Andrews, former special assistant to the secretary of the Army, former assistant secretary of defense for special operations and Iow-intensity conflict, and former Special Forces officer in Vietnam
  • "The Three Circles of War is a much-needed assessment of the evolving character of the Iraq War. The editors have assembled a first-rate team of contributors who illuminate the complex nature of the war. In so doing, they highlight the challenges inherent in understanding contemporary conflicts."--Thomas Mahnken, professor of strategy, U.S. Naval War College, former deputy assistant secretary of defense for policy planning, and author of Uncovering Ways of War: U.S. Intelligence and Foreign Military Innovation, 1918-1941
  • "The Three Circles of War offers not only a thoughtful analysis on a wide range of critical issues that affected the war in Iraq, but issues that will continue to affect the wars we fight in Afghanistan and beyond. In short, this important volume should be read by anyone who wants to understand the complexities of modern-day armed conflicts, and particularly by those in the U.S. national security system with responsibility for meeting these irregular warfare challenges."--Richard Shultz, professor of international politics, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and coauthor of Insurgents, Terrorists, and Militias: The Warriors of Contemporary Combat
  • The conflict in Iraq is characterized by three types of war: interstate conflict, insurgency, and civil war. The Coalition's invasion of Iraq in March 2003 began as an interstate war. No sooner had Saddam Hussein been successfully deposed, however, than U.S.-led forces faced a lethal insurgency. After al Qaeda in Iraq bombed the Shia al-Askari Shrine in 2006, the burgeoning conflict took on the additional element of civil war, with sectarian violence between the Sunni and the Shia
  • The most effective strategies in a war as complicated as the three-level conflict in Iraq are intertwined and complementary, according to the editors of this volume. For example, the "surge" in U.S. troops in 2007 went beyond an increase in manpower; the mission had changed, giving priority to public security. This new direction also simultaneously addressed the insurgency as well as the civil war by forging new, trusting relationships between Americans and Iraqis and between Sunni and Shia. This book has broad implications for future decisions about war and peace in the twenty-first century --Book Jacket
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
956.7044/3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS79.76
LC item number
.T476 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gregg, Heather S
  • Rothstein, Hy S
  • Arquilla, John
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Civil war
  • Insurgency
  • Internal security
  • Postwar reconstruction
  • Iraq
  • Military planning
  • HISTORY
  • Civil war
  • Insurgency
  • Internal security
  • Military planning
  • Postwar reconstruction
  • Strategic aspects of individual places
  • Iraq
  • United States
  • Regions & Countries - Asia & the Middle East
  • History & Archaeology
  • Middle East
Label
The three circles of war : understanding the dynamics of conflict in Iraq, edited by Heather S. Gregg, Hy S. Rothstein, and John Arquilla
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Analytical framework : the three circles of war and Iraq / John Arquilla, Heather S. Gregg, and Hy S. Rothstein -- Identity politics and the war in Iraq / Glenn E. Robinson -- Political development in Iraq / Heather S. Gregg -- An economic view of security and reconstruction / Raymond E. Franck, Jr. -- Lessons from reconstructing indigenous security forces in Iraq / Hy S. Rothstein -- Insurgent and terrorist finances in Iraq / Michael E. Freeman -- The Internet and the Iraq conflict / Dorothy E. Denning -- Intelligence and the wars in Iraq / Joshua Rovner -- Legal dimensions / Christopher M. Ford -- Ethics in the three circles of war / Russell Muirhead, Jr. -- A system dynamics modeling perspective of Iraq's conflicts / Tarek K. Abdel-Hamid -- Metrics in Iraq's complex conflict environment / Karen Guttieri -- System modeling of U.S. efforts as applied to the War on Terrorism in Iraq and Iraq's infrastructure resiliency : the indicators of force multipliers (INFORM) model / William P. Fox -- Strategic communications / Robert Reilly -- Strategic dimensions of the Iraq conflict / John Arquilla and Douglas A. Borer -- Considerations for leaving Iraq / Heather S. Gregg, Hy S. Rothstein, and John Arquilla
Control code
755587517
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 259 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781597976022
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)755587517
Label
The three circles of war : understanding the dynamics of conflict in Iraq, edited by Heather S. Gregg, Hy S. Rothstein, and John Arquilla
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Analytical framework : the three circles of war and Iraq / John Arquilla, Heather S. Gregg, and Hy S. Rothstein -- Identity politics and the war in Iraq / Glenn E. Robinson -- Political development in Iraq / Heather S. Gregg -- An economic view of security and reconstruction / Raymond E. Franck, Jr. -- Lessons from reconstructing indigenous security forces in Iraq / Hy S. Rothstein -- Insurgent and terrorist finances in Iraq / Michael E. Freeman -- The Internet and the Iraq conflict / Dorothy E. Denning -- Intelligence and the wars in Iraq / Joshua Rovner -- Legal dimensions / Christopher M. Ford -- Ethics in the three circles of war / Russell Muirhead, Jr. -- A system dynamics modeling perspective of Iraq's conflicts / Tarek K. Abdel-Hamid -- Metrics in Iraq's complex conflict environment / Karen Guttieri -- System modeling of U.S. efforts as applied to the War on Terrorism in Iraq and Iraq's infrastructure resiliency : the indicators of force multipliers (INFORM) model / William P. Fox -- Strategic communications / Robert Reilly -- Strategic dimensions of the Iraq conflict / John Arquilla and Douglas A. Borer -- Considerations for leaving Iraq / Heather S. Gregg, Hy S. Rothstein, and John Arquilla
Control code
755587517
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 259 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781597976022
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
f1914b36-3bc3-464b-b327-74f067fc6581
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)755587517

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