publication . Doctoral thesis . 2009

Causes of improvement in the security environment of Iraq, 2006-2009

Wheeler, Seth A.;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Dec 2009
  • Publisher: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Approved for public release, distribution unlimited Popular consensus exists that the 2007 surge of U.S. forces in Iraq led to an improved security environment. The surge was designed to reduce violence and improve security by protecting the Iraqi population - a change in strategy. According to the consensus, the security environment improved due to the surge, measured by the decreasing number of attacks. For this thesis, the security environment consists of the number of attacks and their lethality, supported by data from the Congressional Research Service. This thesis compares the timelines of the surge forces with the numbers of attacks, the lethality of thos...
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