Thursday, October 16, 2008

Baghdad at sunrise: a Brigade Commander's war in Iraq.

New from Yale University Press Baghdad at Sunrise: A Brigade Commander's War in Iraq, Peter R. Mansoor. This compelling book presents an unparalleled record of what happened after U.S. forces seized Baghdad in the spring of 2003. Army Colonel Peter R. Mansoor, the on-the-ground commander of the 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division—the “Ready First Combat Team”—describes his brigade’s first year in Iraq, from the sweltering, chaotic summer after the Ba’athists’ defeat to the transfer of sovereignty to an interim Iraqi government a year later. Uniquely positioned to observe, record, and assess the events of that fateful year, Mansoor now explains what went right and wrong as the U.S. military confronted an insurgency of unexpected strength and tenacity.
Peter R. Mansoor is the General Raymond Mason Chair of Military History, Ohio State University. Many of you may remember him from CAC as the founding director of the U.S. Army/Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Center.

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