This monograph describes how well the Department of Defense logistics system met the materiel sustainment needs of Army forces in Operation Iraqi Freedom, documents the major reasons for shortfalls in performance, provides recommendations for improvement, and points to questions raised with respect to the design of future forces. The findings should be of interest throughout the Army as well the broader Department of Defense supply chain and force development communities.
Since 1997, RAND has studied options for configuring an Agile Combat Support (ACS) system that would enable the achievement of Air and Space Expeditionary Force (AEF) goals. Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) offered an opportunity to examine the implementation of new ACS concepts in a wartime environment. In 2000,
The findings should be of interest throughout the Army as well the broader Department of Defense supply chain and force development communities. The monograph summarizes the results of a research project called “Army Logistics in OIF: Key Issues for the Army,” sponsored by the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4, Headquarters, Department of the Army. The purpos
Tuyển tập các báo cáo nghiên cứu về y học được đăng trên tạp chí y học Critical Care giúp cho các bạn có thêm kiến thức về ngành y học đề tài: Patients' opinion on the barriers to diabetes control in areas of conflicts: The Iraqi example...
Tuyển tập các báo cáo nghiên cứu về y học được đăng trên tạp chí y học Critical Care giúp cho các bạn có thêm kiến thức về ngành y học đề tài: Iraqi health system in kurdistan region: medical professionals’ perspectives on challenges and priorities for improvement...
Protecting the civilian population is one of the central tenets of U.S. counterinsurgency doctrine. Until very recently, however, the U.S. military has not had a formal system for documenting the level of violence directed against Iraqi civilians. Therefore, other groups (such as nongovernmental organizations, the United Nations,
In recent years a burgeoning literature on the apparent ‘fragmentation’ of
international law has been developing.
1 It is not a term that has a long history, and is
most frequently associated with the problems emerging from the recent
proliferation of international courts and tribunals2 and the associated development
of autonomous, or semi-autonomous regimes, within the field of international law.
Critical Thinking and/or General Studies are usually better taken only as
an ‘extra’, rather than as one of the advanced level subjects on which your
university application will be relying.
One of the best ways to keep your options at university open is to choose
your advanced level subjects from the list of facilitating subjects.
If you are not sure of what to study at university, why not think about your
two favourite subjects from the facilitating subjects list? The section on
what subjects can give me the most options may help you choose....
On August 1, 1990, Iraqi troops rolled into Kuwait. During the two
weeks prior to the invasion, members of the U.S. intelligence community
had monitored the deployment of Iraqi forces, and several of
them had concluded that Saddam Hussein intended to invade
Kuwait. The intelligence evaluators forwarded their analyses to the
top members of George H. W. Bush’s administration, who refused to
validate the conclusions until just a few hours before the start of the
The 1990-1991 Persian Gulf War was brief and entailed few US casualties in comparison
with other wars, and yet it had a profound impact on the lives of many of the troops. Among the
700,000 US military personnel deployed in the battle theater, many veterans have reported
chronic symptoms and illnesses that they have attributed to their service in the gulf. Numerous
studies have been conducted to characterize the long-term adverse health consequences of
deployment to the Persian Gulf.
Potential exposures to numerous hazardous substances have been identified in association
with the Gulf War.
When the Iraqi army withdrew from Kuwait during the Gulf war, it left the Kuwait oil fields in flames. Burning crude oil produces a wide range of pollutants. This report examines the peer-reviewed scientific literature regarding possible health effects on U.S. troops of exposure to the oil well fires. The author reports that
During Operation Iraqi Freedom, coalition forces classified the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MeK), an Iranian dissident group dedicated to the violent overthrow of the Iranian government, as an enemy force. The MeK had provided security services to Saddam Hussein from its camps in Iraq and had been listed as a foreign terrorist
Following the war in Iraq, the United States and its allies found that their prewar expectations of security did not match the actual postwar environment. Iraqi security forces had largely disappeared, and those that remained were incapable of countering a rising tide of political violence and crime. From May 2003 to June 28, 2004 (when