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By Nora Bensahel, Olga Oliker, Keith Crane, Richard R. Brennan, HEather S. Gregg

This monograph examines prewar making plans efforts for the reconstruction of postwar Iraq. It then examines the position of U.S. army forces after significant strive against formally ended on may perhaps 1, 2003, via June 2004. ultimately, it examines civilian efforts at reconstruction, targeting the actions of the Coalition Provisional Authority and its efforts to rebuild constructions of governance, safeguard forces, monetary coverage, and crucial prone.

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ECLIPSE II also overestimated the degree to which the remnants of the Iraqi government would provide essential services and security in the immediate aftermath of major combat operations. Consequently, military resources were allocated based upon a fundamentally flawed view of both the friendly and enemy situations that would exist during the transition from Phase III to Phase IV. It would, however, be inaccurate to conclude that military planners accepted the rhetoric coming out of ____________ 30 Interview with CFLCC official, January 2005.

From the very beginning, COBRA II was an all-inclusive OPLAN that addressed all aspects of the ground campaign, beginning in Phase I and continuing through Phase IV redeployment. During the first few months, however, access to OPLAN 1003V was limited to a handful of senior officers at CFLCC. Colonel Benson was the only officer below the rank of brigadier general who was “read-on” to OPLAN 1003V. S. government and coalition civilian organizations. 2, Joint Task Force Planning Guidance and Procedures, January 13, 1999.

36 Interview with V Corps and CJTF-7 official, January 2005. 37 Franks, pp. 392 and 442. 16 After Saddam: Prewar Planning and the Occupation of Iraq The CFLCC planning staff had come to similar but more ominous conclusions. From their wargaming efforts in January and February 2003, members of the C5 planning staff had come to believe that not only was there a possibility that warfighting would be over much faster than anyone had anticipated, but a possibility also existed that the operation would cause disintegration of the entire Iraqi regime.

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