By Bruce R. Pirnie, Edward O'Connell
Examines the deleterious results of the U.S. failure to target preserving the Iraqi inhabitants for many of the army crusade in Iraq and analyzes the failure of a technologically pushed counterinsurgency (COIN) method. It outlines strategic issues relative to COIN; offers an outline of the clash in Iraq; describes implications for destiny operations; and gives innovations to enhance the U.S. strength to behavior COIN.
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Insurgents. S. forces. Countering this insurgency is fundamental, because success would allow the Iraqi government to concentrate on other urgent problems. To succeed, the Iraqi government must be perceived as impartial and able to protect all of its citizens. Creating such a perception is extremely diﬃcult amid escalating sectarian violence, especially when government ministries are involved with sectarian militias. • Violent extremists. Extremists gravitate to the conﬂict for various reasons.
Forces, typically through large roadside bombs. Extremists, many of them foreign ﬁghters, usually conduct attacks on easier targets, such as government oﬃcials and Shi’ite Arab civilians. Most, if not all, of the suicide bombers appear to be foreign extremists who either come to Iraq prepared to die or are persuaded to conduct suicide attacks after their arrival. Suicide bombing in Iraq is unprecedented in its scale and the devastation inﬂicted, especially on Shi’ite Arab civilians. 6 The Sunni insurgents have survived because they could replace their losses and are genuinely popular among Sunni Arabs.
On all sides are militias and irregular forces, ranging from the well-established Pesh Merga, which is in eﬀect a national army, to Sunni Arab resistance organizations, which seldom rise much above the level of small armed groups. S. forces were initially an occupation force and subsequently became an ally of the Iraqi government, but they are now sometimes a neutral force between warring sects. Kurdish Separatists Kurds stay in Iraq as a matter of convenience, although they desire independence.