Operations, Battles, Encounters (IRAQ-1b)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- OPERATIONS - IRAQ CONFLICT Iraq Conflict The Iraq Conflict in general intro (2003–2011; 2014-2017) Wikipedia https ://en dotwikipedia dot org/wiki/Iraq_conflict_(2003%E2%80%93present) The Iraqi conflict (2003–present) is a long-running armed conflict that began with the 2003 invasion of Iraq by a United States-led coalition that toppled the government of Saddam Hussein. However, the conflict continued as an insurgency emerged to oppose the occupying forces and the post-invasion Iraqi government.[1] The United States officially withdrew from the country in 2011, but became re-involved in 2014 at the head of a new coalition. This intervention ended in 2017 with the loss of Islamic State territory in Iraq. https: //en dot wikipedia dot org/wiki/Iraq_conflict_(2003%E2%80%93present) CNN 2013/10/30 Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn Fast Facts (CNN Library) https://www.cnn.com/2013/10/30/world/meast/operation-iraqi-freedom-and-operation-new-dawn-fast-facts/index.html December 15, 2011 - American troops lower the flag of command that flies over Baghdad, officially ending the US military mission in Iraq. December 18, 2011 - The last US troops in Iraq cross the border into Kuwait. https://www.cnn.com/2013/10/30/world/meast/operation-iraqi-freedom-and-operation-new-dawn-fast-facts/index.html Desert Storm/Shield The First Gulf War 1990-1991 Brief Summary began August 2, 1990-ended February 28, 1991 United States deployed a total of 697,000 troops. 143 were killed in action (96 Army soldiers, 22 Marines, 20 airmen 20 and 5 sailors). This means 0.02 % of deployed United States soldiers were killed in action during the Gulf War. Objective of the operation desert storm was to ensure sustainable stability and security of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf of Persia. The Operation Desert Storm was also intended to help safeguard and secure the lives of the Americans who lived in these areas. The Atlantic 2016/01 25 years since first gulf war https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2016/01/operation-desert-storm-25-years-since-the-first-gulf-war/424191 Operation Iraqi Freedom/OIF (Started March 2003) CNN 2013/10/30 Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn Fast Facts https://www.cnn.com/2013/10/30/world/meast/operation-iraqi-freedom-and-operation-new-dawn-fast-facts/index.htm February 27, 2009 - President Barack Obama announces a date for the end of US combat operations in Iraq: August 31, 2010. June 30, 2009 - US troops pull back from Iraqi cities and towns and Iraqi troops take over the responsibility for security operations. However, US troops remain in the country to continue combat operations and patrols in rural areas. August 19, 2010 - The last US combat brigade leaves Iraq. A total of 52,000 US troops remain in the country. September 1, 2010 - Operation Iraqi Freedom is renamed Operation New Dawn to reflect the reduced role US troops will play in securing the country. https://www.cnn.com/2013/10/30/world/meast/operation-iraqi-freedom-and-operation-new-dawn-fast-facts/index.htm History dot com Bush announces launch Operation Iraqi Freedom https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bush-announces-the-launch-of-operation-iraqi-freedom Politico 2017/03 Bush announces launch operation Iraqi Freedom March 19, 2003 https://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/bush-announces-launch-of-operation-iraqi-freedom-march-19-2003-236134 Operation New Dawn (Start 2010) Army dot mil Operation New Dawn https://www.army.mil/article/44526/operation_new_dawn CNN (2013/10/30) On 17 February 2010, U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates announced that as of 1 September, the name "Operation Iraqi Freedom" would be replaced by "Operation New Dawn". https://www.cnn.com/2013/10/30/world/meast/operation-iraqi-freedom-and-operation-new-dawn-fast-facts/index.html Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) (Start 2014) American-led intervention in Iraq (2014–present) https: colon //en dot wikipedia dot org/wiki/American-led_intervention_in_Iraq_(2014%E2%80%93present) Wikipedia Operation Inherent Resolve https://en dot wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Inherent_Resolve (OIR) is the U.S. military's operational name for the military intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIL, in the vernacular, Daesh),[106] including both the campaign in Iraq and the campaign in Syria. Since 21 August 2016, the U.S. Army's XVIII Airborne Corps has been responsible for Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) https: colon en dot wikipedia dot org/wiki/Operation_Inherent_Resolve Inherent Resolve dot mi: http://www.inherentresolve.mil Note from PF/RG: Please notice the symbol for Inherent Resolve Guardian: (2014/10/16) Operation Inherent Resolve ISIS War Name https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/16/operation-inherent-resolve-isis-war-name-us-military La Times (2014/10/15) Operation Inherent Resolve ISIS http://www.latimes.com/world/worldnow/la-fg-operation-inherent-resolve-isis-20141015-story.html 4-BATTLES, ENCOUNTERS-INCIDENTS IN HIGH INTENSITY AREAS See also-HONORS Iraq related Battles Fallujah See also Endgame-p.590-2009 Mosul Incident Karcher seriously injured - veteran of 2004 Fallujah battle - in Incidents below “Fallujah. The word alone conjures up grim images of Iraq’s most intense urban combat, of insurgent snipers and dark narrow streets riddled with explosives, of militants lying in wait for days to kill Americans with assault rifles and grenades.”--Christian Science Monitor (2014) See below First Battle of Fallujah (Operation Vigilant Resolve) Wikipedia First Battle of Fallujah https colon //en dot wikipedia dot org/wiki/First_Battle_of_Fallujah Excerpt: The First Battle of Fallujah, also known as Operation Vigilant Resolve, was an operation to root out extremist elements of Fallujah as well as an attempt to apprehend the perpetrators of the killing of four U.S. contractors in March 2004. The chief catalyst for the operation was the highly publicized killing and mutilation of four Blackwater USA private military contractors,[9] and the killings of five American soldiers in Habbaniyah a few days earlier. The battle polarized public opinion within Iraq. 82nd Airborne Division first entered the city on 23 April 2003, and approximately 150 members of Charlie Company occupied al-Qa'id primary… https colon //en dot wikipedia dot org/wiki/First_Battle_of_Fallujah Second Battle of Fallujah (Al-Fajr, Phantom Fury) 2004 Wikipedia Second Battle of Fallujah https colon//en dot wikipedia dot org/wiki/Second_Battle_of_Fallujah Excerpt: The Second Battle of Fallujah—code-named Operation Al-Fajr (Arabic: [sic] "the dawn") and Operation Phantom Fury—was a joint American, Iraqi, and British offensive in November and December 2004, considered the highest point of conflict in Fallujah during the Iraq War. It was led by the U.S. Marine Corps against the Iraqi insurgency stronghold in the city of Fallujah and was authorized by the U.S.-appointed Iraqi Interim Government. The U.S. military called it "some of the heaviest urban combat U.S. Marines have been involved in since the Battle of Huế City in Vietnam in 1968."The second battle was the bloodiest battle of the entire Iraq War,[20] and is notable for being the first major engagement of the Iraq War fought solely against insurgents rather than the forces of the former Ba'athist Iraqi government, which was deposed in 2003. https colon//en dot wikipedia dot org/wiki/Second_Battle_of_Fallujah Fallujah- US Marine Death Dealers Christian Science Monitor (2014/11/07) Fallujah Anniversary Tracking down the US Marine Death Dealers. By Scott Peterson https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Military/2014/1107/Fallujah-anniversary-Tracking-down-the-US-Marine-Death-Dealer Atkins/Honors-Posthumous/10th Mtn Division 4a Case Study The Perfect Storm moved to Iraq-4 Updates: 2022/06/28; 2022/01/06 The Perfect Storm section was given its own page today; 2022/01/05 The Perfect Storm added; 2020/06/12 Chinook and Apache photos added; Some material on Apache at Najaf in 2003; 2020/05/05-06 a variety of changes underway; the entire section was moved from River Gold; various links might not work as a result of the transition but are being worked on; M1117 Armored Security Vehicle (ASV) added to list of vehicles along with photo; MRAP photo and MRAP material moved to right section (Vehicles) from where it had been misplaced in weapons; 2020/04/01 Allies section added to, addition of “Iraq and Afghanistan” for allies; Ballard et al quoted early post- 9/11 coalition in Op. End. Freedom; 2020/03/29 edited some book material; 2020/02/21 added to Books sections comments on two books, incl. 10th Mtn Div. No Man Left Behind. Updates: 2020/02/09 UAVs, EODs added with links active2020/02/02 Desert Storm added to; Abrams material added; Page Two split off from this Page One section. Incorporating Old System Abuse/Iraq material into this overall section. 2020/02/01 Humvee, Stryker info added to, links activated inside the section; 2020/01/31 Why We Lost, by Dan Bolger, added to Books; IED/VBIED and RPG sections added to; 2020/01/26 book (2010/07) Operation Iraqi Freedom US Army : Abrams, Bradley and Stryker. By An dy Renshaw; added; 2020/01/22 Added (2017/04/13) Foley v. Syrian Arab Republic to Battles/Abductions/Wayback Web Archive Court Listener-;2020/01/20 PTSD moved to own page, identified under Injuries on this page; Books-added No Man Left Behind; 2020/01/19 Baghdad nearby abduction-2006/06 incident added; 2020/01/18 refining of incidents/abductions; 2020/01/16; 2020/01/14-15 mostly adding links to topics and fleshing out books and links per subject; there has been, and will continue to be, topic restructuring; 2020/01/11; 2020/01/10; 2020/01/09 Page started
US Invasion of Iraq and Beyond Weapons, Battles, US Invasion Operations o Operation Desert Shield and Storm (1990-199) o Operation Iraqi Freedom (start March 2003) o Operation New Dawn (start 2010) o Operation Inherent Resolve (start 2014) Battles, Encounters, Incidents in high intensity areas Battles Fallujah 1 (April 4–May 1, 2004) Fallujah 2 (Nov - Dec 2004) Fallujah- US Marine Death Dealers Baghdad Airport see Iraq-4 Takeaways/Lessons on Airport Infiltrations Camp Victory Embassy Area Route Irish Baghdad Belts - River Valley Triangle of Death Al Anbar Western north and central border Ramadi Things Moved from this section to others sections Incidents - Encounters in High Intensity Areas This section is moved to Military Deaths-Names with articles or write-ups. Also see Taps as Memorial See also HONORS/Triangle of Death Incident involving Incidents moved to Military Deaths 4a Case Study - “The Perfect Storm” Chapter in book Endgame [has been moved to Iraq-4] incl. Takeaways/Lessons ie, on Airport Infiltrations Books from Iraq-a moved to Iraq-5 Resources
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