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Iraq Full Circle: From Shock and Awe to the Last Combat Patrol in Baghdad and Beyond
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Iraq Full Circle: From Shock and Awe to the Last Combat Patrol in Baghdad and Beyond

by Darron L. Wright
 

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From 2003 through 2010, more than 200,000 men and women were deployed in Iraq. For seven years, they fought ferociously in the blistering sands in the Land Between the Two Rivers. Some fought for pride or survival, some to bring democracy to a forsaken land that has known only tyranny and strife. Scores of books have been published about the war, most criticizing

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From 2003 through 2010, more than 200,000 men and women were deployed in Iraq. For seven years, they fought ferociously in the blistering sands in the Land Between the Two Rivers. Some fought for pride or survival, some to bring democracy to a forsaken land that has known only tyranny and strife. Scores of books have been published about the war, most criticizing the strategies and execution. Some have been personal memoirs capturing the heroism and sacrifice. Here U.S. Army LTC Darron Wright, a proven combat leader, joins forces with author Mike Walling to lift the veil on the Iraq War, revealing the build-up of troops; the equipping, training, and planning; the capture of Saddam Hussein; the formation of the new Government; and the last patrol. Through vivid stories and military documents, this provides readers with a first-hand of the full conflict.

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"...comes from an Army officer with three tours of duty in Operation Iraqi Freedom who provides a new assessment of the conflict, believing that the war was a good war fought well. His first-hand survey of the entire eight-year mission in Iraq comes from one who witnessed some of the most intense battles of the war, following the evolution from 'shock and awe' to strategies for handling local violence and counterinsurgency methods. Any collection strong in military history will find this a winning survey."
- James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review (January 2013)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781782002918
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
10/20/2012
Series:
General Military
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
392
File size:
8 MB

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Meet the Author

LTC Darron L. Wright has served in the U.S. Army for 26 years. He was first assigned to active duty in 1991, when he served as a platoon leader, company executive officer, and company commander with the 3rd Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment. From 2000–01 he served as the chief of operations for 7th Infantry Division. LTC Wright has served three tours in Iraq. He is the recipient of the Bronze Star and the General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award. LTC Wright earned his master's degree in Strategic Studies and National Security Decision Making from the Naval War College. Michael G. Walling is the author of Bloodstained Sea, the 2005 Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature. An internationally recognized World War II expert, Walling is a contributing author to the U.S. Naval Institute's Naval History Magazine and has appeared on The History Channel and PBS as an aviation and naval expert. He has spent more than 45 years collecting stories from veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq. His research has included visits to London; Sarajevo; Croatia; Halifax, Nova Scotia and New Orleans.

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