-The Marines' campaign to secure Anbar Province in Iraq will rank as one of the Corps' historic battle achievements. Dick Shultz's brilliant account of that campaign is rich in lessons learned and examples of adaptability. The Marines Take Anbar will be a classic study in counter insurgency.- -- Gen. Anthony C. Zinni, USMC (Ret.) The U.S. Marine Corps' four-year campaign a-The Marines' campaign to secure Anbar Province in Iraq will rank as one of the Corps' historic battle achievements. Dick Shultz's brilliant account of that campaign is rich in lessons learned and examples of adaptability. The Marines Take Anbar will be a classic study in counter insurgency.- -- Gen. Anthony C. Zinni, USMC (Ret.) The U.S. Marine Corps' four-year campaign against al Qaeda in Anbar is a fight certain to take its place next to such legendary clashes as Belleau Wood, Guadalcanal, Peleliu, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Chosin, and Khe Sanh. Its success, the author contends, constituted a major turning point in the Iraq War and helped alter the course of events and set the stage for the Surge in Baghdad a year later. This book brings to light all the decisive details of how the Marines, between 2004 and 2008, adapted and improvised as they applied the hard lessons of past mistakes.In March 2004, when part of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force (I MEF) was deployed to Anbar Province in the heart of the Sunni triangle, the Marines quickly found themselves locked in a bloody test of wills with al Qaeda, and a burgeoning violent insurgency. By the spring of 2006, according to all accounts, enemy violence was skyrocketing, while predictions for any U.S. success were plummeting. But at that same time new counterinsurgency initiatives were put in place when I MEF returned for its second tour in Anbar, and the Marines began to gain control. By September 2008 the fight was over. Richard Shultz, a well-known author and international security studies expert, has thoroughly researched this subject. His book effectively argues the case for the Marines changing the course of the war at Anbar, which is contrary to the conventional wisdom that the Surge was the turning point....
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The Marines Take Anbar: The Four Year Fight Against Al Qaeda Reviews
If you're interested in getting up to speed on what exactly occurred in accordance with Iraq and the United States military during its counterinsurgancy campaign in the Iraq War, this book should indubitably become of interest for you. With extensive, thorough research by trusted director of International Security Studies Program and Jebsen Center for Counterterrorism Studies Richard H. Shultz Jr., the reader is enlightened with educated, factual information about every event that unfolded during the brutal counter-insurgency campaign that reflects the remarkable adaptation and malleability of the U.S Marine Corps against radical Sunni militants, Islamic jihadists, and the notorious terrosist group Al Qaeda while led under a hurricane of ill-advised political fallacy and poor judgement. Informative and enthralling, you will learn a great deal about the rising popularity of fourth-generation irregular warfare while engrossed in this captivating chronicle.
This is an excellent operational review of the the Anbar Awakening against Al Qaeda in Iraq. The book begins with a very fair albeit very negative assessment of the failures of the initial occupation of Iraq and the difficulty recovering from those policy mistakes. I recommend reading this to lay the groundwork, before reading other works on the subject.