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LEADING THE CHARGE — A Tomahawk missile leaves the deck of USS Bunker Hill this morning in route to Iraq. Bunker Hill is currently forward deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of ongoing operations against Iraq. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class (AW) Richard Moore, Fleet Combat Camera Group Pacific.

The Red Sea (Mar. 19, 2003) -- The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) launches three of its Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles (TLAM) at military targets in Iraq. Donald Cook is part of the USS Harry S. Truman carrier battle group operating in the Red Sea in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Journalist Alan J. Baribeau..

 



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  • The Battle of Taji and Battle Command on the Move by Lieutenant Colonel Edward J. Erickson, U.S. Army, Retired with Major General Raymond T. Odierno, U.S. Army. During the Battle of Taji on 16 April 2003, battle command in the 4th Infantry Division was exercised in a technically new style nicknamed Battle Command on the Move that, in effect, frees the commander to go to the fight wherever it might be on the battlefield. No longer is he tied to a headquarters at a fixed location.
  • Nationalism, Sectarianism, and the Future of the U.S. Presence in Post-Saddam Iraq by W.Andrew Terrill, July 2003. The author addresses the critical questions involved in understanding the background of Iraqi national identity and the ways in which it may evolve in the future to either the favor or detriment of the United States. He pays particular attention to the issue of Iraqi sectarianism and the emerging role of the Shi’ite Muslims, noting the power of an emerging but fractionalized clergy. This report includes policy recommendations for U.S. military and civilian decisionmakers that helps to illuminate the complex subjects of Iraqi nationalism and sectarianism and their relevance to the U.S. presence in Iraq.
  • The Ministry of Defence published on 7 July an initial report - Operations in Iraq: First Reflections - setting out the role of the UK Armed Forces during the main period of hostilities in Op Telic and drawing early conclusions . Detailed analysis continues and is expected to lead to a full report to be published before the end of 2003.
  • Weapons Systems introduced since Desert Storm (2001) that are available now (2003), 'As we again prepare to go to war in Iraq many new systems have been introduced that have impacted our rapid response time, our lethality, and our precision. What follows are several of the significant new weapons systems that have been deployed, including a description of their capabilities. The listing is illustrative rather than complete and, to the most part, does not include system upgrades and prototypes.', National Defense University
  • Shock and Awe: Achieving Rapid Dominance written by Harlan K. Ullman and James P. Wade with: L.A. "Bud" Edney, Fred M. Franks, Charles A. Horner, Jonathan T. Howe, and Keith Brendley, NDU Press Book, December 1996

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[07-07-03] UK Ministry of Defence:Operations in Iraq: First Reflections

[05-02-03] Transcript: Rumsfeld in London, Says Iraq Still a "Dangerous" Place


[04-30-03] Bush To Announce End Of Combat Phase of Iraq War

[04-25-03] Defense Department Briefing Transcript

[04-23-03] Coalition Ground Forces Working to Get Iraqi Utilities to Function

[04-22-03] Two More of Former Iraqi Regime's "Top 55" Caught, Bringing Total to 8

[04-22-03] Central Command Daily Briefing Transcript

[04-21-03] Defense Department Briefing Transcript

[04-18-03] U.S. Releases 887 Iraqi Prisoners

[04-18-03] U.S. Navy Enlists the Help of Marine Mammals to Secure Iraqi Ports

[04-17-03] White House Press Briefing Transcript

[04-17-03] CENTCOM Reports Capture of Another Hussein Half-Brother

[04-16-03] Pentagon Daily Briefing

[04-16-03] U.S. Central Command Daily Briefing

[04-16-03] White House Briefing Aboard Air Force One

[04-15-03] White House Daily Briefing Transcript

[04-15-03] Rumsfeld, Myers Pentagon Briefing Transcript

[04-15-03] U.S. Central Command Daily Briefing Transcript

[04-14-03] Transcript: Pentagon Daily Briefing

[04-14-03] Pentagon Says U.S. Winding Down Air Campaign Over Iraq

[04-14-03] Transcript: U.S. Central Command Daily Briefing

[04-11-03] U.S. Central Command Daily Briefing Transcript

[04-11-03] White House Daily Briefing Transcript

[04-10-03] U.S. Central Command Daily Briefing Transcript

[04-10-03] Defense Department Briefing Transcript

[04-10-03] Iraqi Security Situation Is Erratic, Pentagon Says

[04-09-03] U.S. Central Command Daily Briefing

[04-09-03] White House Daily Briefing Transcript

[04-09-03] Rumsfeld, Myers Pentagon Briefing

[04-08-03] Defense Department Briefing Transcript

[04-08-03] Central Command Briefing Transcript

[04-07-03] Central Command Briefing Transcript

[04-07-03] Defense Department Briefing Transcript

[04-06-03] Central Command Briefing Transcript

[04-05-03] Central Command Briefing Transcript

[04-04-03] White House Daily Briefing Transcript

[04-04-03] Central Command Briefing Transcript

[04-03-03] White House Briefing Transcript

[04-03-03] Central Command Briefing Transcript

[04-02-03] White House Press Briefing Transcript

[04-02-03] Central Command Briefing Transcript

[04-02-03] Defense Department Briefing Transcript

[04-01-03] White House Daily Briefing Transcript

[03-31-03] Defense Department Briefing Transcript

[03-31-03] Central Command Briefing Transcript

[03-31-03] Coalition Forces Continue to Strike Targets Across Iraq

[03-30-03] Myers Says Air and Ground Forces Engaging Iraqi Republican Guards

[03-30-03] Pentagon Briefing Transcript

[03-29-03] Central Command Briefing Transcript

[03-28-03] Central Command Briefing Transcript

[03-28-03] Press Conference at the Ministry of Defence, London - 28 March 2003

[03-28-03] White House Daily Briefing Transcript

[03-28-03] [INFOCON] News - London, Friday, March 28, 2003 (War in Iraq Edition)

[03-27-03] Pollack Predicts Iraq War Will Last 4 to 10 Weeks Despite Early Setbacks

[03-27-03] Rumsfeld Says U.S. Forces Flowing Into Iraq Daily

[03-27-03] CENTCOM Officer Says Iraqi Missile May Have Caused Civilian Deaths

[03-27-03] Statement by Air Marshal Brian Burridge, UK National Contingent Commander - 27 March 2003

[03-27-03] Defence Secretary and the Chief of the Defence Staff: Press Conference at the Ministry of Defence, London - 27 March 2003

[03-27-03] [INFOCON] News - London, Thursday, March 27, 2003 (War in Iraq Edition)

[03-26-03] Statement to the House of Commons - Secretary of State for Defence on 26 March 2003

[03-26-03] Central Command Briefing Transcript

[03-26-03] INFOCON] News - London, Wednesday, March 26, 2003 (War in Iraq Edition)

[03-25-03] Transcript: White House Briefing, March 25, 2003

[03-25-03] Central Command Briefing Transcript

[03-25-03] U.S.-Led Coalition Works to Protect Iraq's Oil Wells

[03-25-03] Bush Requests $74,700 Million for Iraq War, Aid and U.S. Security

[03-25-03] Defense Department Briefing Transcript

[03-25-03] [INFOCON] News - London, Tuesday, March 25, 2003 (War in Iraq Edition)

[03-24-03] Central Command Chief Provides Update on Iraq Operations

[03-24-03] White House Daily Briefing Transcript

[03-24-03] Franks Says Coalition Forces Moving Rapidly Toward Iraqi Capital

[03-24-03] Secretary of State for Defence, Geoff Hoon - Lobby briefing at the Foreign Press Association, London

[03-24-03] [INFOCON] News - London, Monday, March 24, 2003 (War in Iraq Edition)

[03-22-03] Briefing on Military Operations in Iraq by General Tommy R. Franks

[03-22-03] Defence Secretary and Chief of the Defence Staff: Press Conference at the Ministry of Defence, London - 22 March 2003

[03-21-03] Military Plannning for Iraqi Flooding Considered

[03-21-03] Coalition continues leaflet, radio campaign

[03-21-03] Myers Charts Coalition Military Actions to Date

[03-21-03] More Than 700 Coalition Aircraft Pound Iraq

[03-21-03] Rumsfeld Lists Operation Iraqi

[03-21-03] DoD News Briefing - Secretary Rumsfeld And Gen. Myers

[03-21-03] White House Daily Briefing Transcript

[03-21-03]Press Conference at the Ministry of Defence, London by Secretary of State for Defence, Geoff Hoon and the Chief of the Defence Staff, Admiral Sir Michael Boyce

[03-21-03] Infocon News - War in Iraq Edition

[03-20-03]Prime Minister's Address to the Nation

[03-20-03] DoD News Briefing - Secretary Rumsfeld And Gen. Myers

[03-20-03] Transcript: White House Daily Briefing, March 20, 2003

[03-20-03] U.S. Warships and Aircraft Strike Baghdad

[03-20-03] U.S. Navy Ships Fire Tomahawks in Gulf

[03-20-03] Iraq Launches Missiles Into Kuwait


[03-20-03] Infocon News Gulf Conflict Special

[03-19-03] War Begins; Coalition Aircraft Attack Iraqi Targets

[03-19-03] President Bush Addresses the Nation




Operation 'Iraqi Freedom' News




News links about the War in Iraq


ABC News
War with Iraq

Globalsecurity.org
Target Iraq

People' Daily Online
US launches War on Iraq
Al-Jazeera (Arabic)
War on Iraq

Google News
Latest Iraq News

Pravda (Russian)
Iraq

BBC
War in Iraq

Ha' Aretz
Showdown with Iraq

Reuters
Focus Iraq

C-SPAN
War with Iraq

IISS
Iraq Crisis: Analysis and Review


RUSI
War on Iraq

CBS
America at War

Iraq's President web page
Uruklink

Saudi Times
Baghdad.com

CBC
Indepth Iraq

LA Times
Showdown with Iraq


Spiegel (German)
Angriff auf Saddam

Central Command
Latest Press Releases

Le Figaro (French)
Crise Irakienne

Syndey Morning Herald
War on Iraq

Christian Science Monitor
War in the Gulf

Le Monde (French)
l'Irak en ligne de mire

The New Republic Online
Iraq Watch

CNN
War on Iraq


MSNBC
Target Iraq

Time Magazine
War on Iraq


Conflict in Iraq (BASIC)
Concerns and Consequences

Neue Zürcher Zeitung (German)
Krieg im Iraq

Times Online
Iraq

Computer World
In the Face of War

New York Post
Showdown with Saddam

US News
Conflict with Iraq

Defend America
http://www.defendamerica.mil

New York Times
A Nation at War

USA Today
Iraq In-depth

Financial Times
War Bulletin

Newsweek
War on Iraq

Washington Post
War in Iraq

Fox News
The War on Terror

NPR
War in Iraq

White House
Iraq Update

FAZ (German)
Der Krieg im Irak
   
     
                                     




 

 

 

 

 

ATTACK BEGINS — The USS Donald Cook launches three Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles towards Iraq, March 20, 2003. The ship's TLAMs are among the first to be fired in the liberation of Iraq. The Cook is an Arleigh Burke class destroyer operating in the Red Sea in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Alan J. Baribeau U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Alan J. Baribeau


Quick Facts
current as of 04/23/03
Source: Defense Official

Total sorties (today/since March 19): about 705/about 47,600
Strike sorties (today/since March 19): about 125/about 17,200


Air and space supremacy sorties (today/since March 19): about 30/about 5,550


Combat search and rescue sorties (today/since March 19): about 10/about 240


Aerial refueling sorties (today/since March 19): about 70/about 9,700


Aerial refueling offloads (through April 21): 410 million pounds (60 million gals)


Airlift sorties (today/since March 19): about 400/about 11,450


Cargo moved (through April 21): about 81,570 short tons


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