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“On Point: The United States Army in Iraqi Freedom”(The Official Army study on Iraq operations)
Center for Army Lessons Learned ^ | 25 May 2004 | COL Greg Fontenot, U.S. Army (Ret)

Posted on 05/28/2004 9:25:48 AM PDT by mark502inf

Available on line at the Fort Leavenworth Center for Army Lessons Learned. Best source so far for anyone wanting to really understand the military operations in Iraq. Covers everything from planning, prep & deployment to combat ops; including the debate over force size, the 507th debacle, the capture of Baghdad, etc.

Although I have to admit that my favorite part was learning that the first Iraqi casualty of the war was inflicted by the Army's 9th PSYOPS battalion when a leaflet bundle they dropped failed to open and impacted on the head of an Iraqi soldier.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aftermathanalysis; army; iraq; lessons; military; oif; onpoint

1 posted on 05/28/2004 9:25:49 AM PDT by mark502inf
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To: Cannoneer No. 4; archy

FYI. Your kind of reading.


2 posted on 05/28/2004 9:32:49 AM PDT by mark502inf
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To: mark502inf; MP5SD; Gunrunner2; MudPuppy; tomcat; Gritty; opbuzz; spetznaz; PsyOp; XBob; CIBvet; ...

3 posted on 05/28/2004 9:36:45 AM PDT by VaBthang4 ( He who watches over Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps)
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To: mark502inf

Thanks for the link. You know, I think I get as much or more useful military information from FR as I do from my AKO account.


4 posted on 05/28/2004 10:11:17 AM PDT by 68skylark (.)
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To: mark502inf

Fascinating reading.

Thanks for posting the links.


5 posted on 05/28/2004 11:51:48 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The terrorists and their supporters declared war on the United States - and war is what they got!!!!)
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To: VaBthang4; mark502inf
Thanks for the heads up.

Any body know where I can get this as a 'pdf' file? PDF's are easier to print out.

6 posted on 05/28/2004 1:47:53 PM PDT by expat_panama
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl

FYI ~ Bump!


7 posted on 05/28/2004 1:50:06 PM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: mark502inf

Glad you posted this. I've been pouring over it all day at work. Fascinating, and reinforces my faith and confidence in our military and their professionalism.


8 posted on 05/28/2004 3:32:16 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Right Wing Infidel since 1954)
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To: mark502inf

BTTT, I received a link to "On Point" in a comment on another thread, then I checked to see that you posted it here.


9 posted on 08/01/2004 3:38:38 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi min oi)
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To: expat_panama

No PDF nor can you cut and paste from this website to make one.


10 posted on 08/01/2004 3:41:15 PM PDT by boxerblues
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To: mark502inf

I wanted to write and thank you for this link. When you made the post, I saved the link but I only got around to reading the report last week. Wow! There are some amazing stories -- I couldn't stop reading once I started.

I'd love to read similar reports from other organizations (like the USMC, the British Army, and U.S. Special Operations Command). But I don't have any links -- I guess their stories haven't been written, or they aren't available in the places I've been looking.

Thanks again.


11 posted on 08/01/2004 4:52:37 PM PDT by 68skylark (.)
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To: quidnunc; wardaddy; Joe Brower; Cannoneer No. 4; Criminal Number 18F; Dan from Michigan; Eaker; ...

From time to time, I’ll post or ping on noteworthy articles about politics, foreign and military affairs. Let me know if you want on or off my list.


12 posted on 08/01/2004 5:42:25 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi min oi)
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To: 68skylark; LS

Thanks, bookmarked.


13 posted on 08/01/2004 5:46:21 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi min oi)
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To: neverdem

"the first Iraqi casualty of the war was inflicted by the Army's 9th PSYOPS battalion when a leaflet bundle they dropped failed to open and impacted on the head of an Iraqi soldier."

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LOL!!!


14 posted on 08/01/2004 5:55:17 PM PDT by Darksheare (Lunatic turtle on the barnyard fence with a fruitcake gun, shouting many squirrels..)
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To: mark502inf

An Iraqi soldier was beatdown with a leaflet bundle????


15 posted on 08/01/2004 5:56:18 PM PDT by Darksheare (Lunatic turtle on the barnyard fence with a fruitcake gun, shouting many squirrels..)
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To: mark502inf

IN RE: Iraq, etc. I am currently reading Fredrick Forsythe's "The Fist of God" which was originally published in 1994. This book is listed as fiction but it tells the story using all the names of the world leaders who were in power at that time and it is chilling in light of today's events. It mentions Abu Graib (sp?) and the torture that used to take place there when Hussein was the culprit. He also mentions WMD and all the reasons that world leaders at that time believed there were such things - secret purchases made from different countries and assembled later in Iraq. Does anyone know how much of this book is fact or fiction? It sounds like he must know a LOT about the ins and outs of the political and military arena. Kind of like how Tom Clancy does. Any comments?


16 posted on 08/01/2004 6:19:44 PM PDT by mean lunch lady (Native of Flori-duh, Land of the Hanging Chad.)
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To: xzins

ping


17 posted on 08/01/2004 6:28:47 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi min oi)
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To: mark502inf

Thanks for the link. Scimming through this report fills me with a sense of pride, no matter what the Moores and Kerry's of the world say after reading this you can in no way classify the war as a debacle or not having been thought out.


18 posted on 08/01/2004 6:36:56 PM PDT by SirAllen ("Republicans think every day is July 4th. Democrats think every day is April 15th." (RWR))
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To: neverdem

Thanks, never. This has gone on my resource list.


19 posted on 08/01/2004 7:26:21 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army and Supporting Bush/Cheney 2004!)
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To: expat_panama

Go to www.SFTT.org


20 posted on 08/01/2004 10:33:39 PM PDT by A Simple Soldier
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To: I got the rope

Bump for later.


21 posted on 08/01/2004 10:39:34 PM PDT by I got the rope
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To: mark502inf

It won't work with Firefox. An error message comes up saying that it will only work with browsers version 4.0 and later.


22 posted on 08/01/2004 10:44:04 PM PDT by MediaMole (Microsoft math: 1 inch = 2.4 centimeters)
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