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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Decade of War: Volume 1: Enduring Lessons from the Past Decade of Operations

Categories: Afghanistan,Defense/Military,Iraq,Terrorism

Study of nearly 50 previous military reports to find key lessons of past decade.  Declassified quietly some time ago, but recently back in the news.  From the Defense Department


Sunni-Shia Relations After the Iraq War

Categories: Arab,Democracy/Peace,Iraq,Middle East Conflict,Religion/Ethics,Science/Technology

Examines the rise of sectarianism in the Middle East since 2003 and how the social, political, and technological changes which are fueling this trend are affecting Sunni and Shia communities.  From the United States Institute of Peace


Final Report … of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction

Categories: Govt Finance,Iraq,Public Works

The culmination of 20,000 pages of reporting on the use of $60 billion of U.S. funding for Iraqi reconstruction.  From the Office of the Special Inspector General


Department of Defense’s Use of Contractors to Support Military Operations: Background, Analysis, and Issues for Congress

Categories: Afghanistan,Defense/Military,Govt Procurement,Iraq

Describes the importance of effective use of contractors by the Defense Department and the dangers of ineffective use, especially as seen by consequences in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Also discusses the importance of cultural and systemic change in contracting in the future.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Iraq: Country Analysis Brief

Categories: Energy,Iraq

Iraq has the fifth largest proven crude oil reserves in the world and is one of the few countries where much of its oil resources have not been fully exploited.  This report covers Iraq’s reserves and production for petroleum and natural gas.  From the Energy Information Administration


Iraq’s Budget as a Source of Political Stability

Categories: Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,Iraq

Examines coalition efforts to strengthen the Iraqi government, provide essential services, and counter the insurgency by building Iraq’s budgetary system.  From the United States Institute of Peace


Mitigating Media Incitement to Violence in Iraq: A Locally Driven Approach

Categories: Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,Iraq

Describes the process developed over a four year period to enable Iraqi media, regulators, and members of civil society to reduce inflammatory content on television stations.  Involved analysis of content of Iraqi news broadcasts and development of guidelines.  From the United States Institute of Peace


The Iraq War Ten Years After

Categories: Defense/Military,History,Iraq,Spying/Intelligence

A collection of declassified documents on the mistakes and failed intelligence that led to the problems in Iraq.  Includes the Downing Street memo where the British concluded that the U.S. government was arranging intelligence facts to match the policy, an FBI interview with the captured Saddam Hussein, and the National Intelligence Estimate about Iraq’s nonexistent weapons of mass destruction.  From the National Security Archive


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