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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 function of U.S. army forces after significant wrestle formally ended on could 1, 2003, via June 2004. eventually, it examines civilian efforts at reconstruction, targeting the actions of the Coalition Provisional Authority and its efforts to rebuild buildings of governance, protection forces, monetary coverage, and crucial companies.

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As will be discussed in Chapters Three through Six, prewar interagency planning and collaboration fell far short of what was necessary. , America’s Role in Nation-Building, Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, MR-1753-RC, 2003. 1 ____________ 39 The numbers used for Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia, and Kosovo are taken from another RAND study. S. 18 one derives if one only counts the international peacekeeping forces). The ratio for Kabul is computed using the 5,000-man international peacekeeping force compared with an estimated population of 1 million.

Military, several civilian government agencies invested time and effort in thinking about the challenges of postwar Iraq during 2001 and 2002. This chapter starts by examining the official interagency process that guided postwar planning for Iraq, which started in the summer of 2002. S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the National Security Council (NSC) staff. S. government planning efforts. 1 The Joint Staff wanted to include the interagency community in these exercises, but there was no standing interagency structure to plug into the process.

366. 11 It is important to note that the total number of troops in Iraq never reached 250,000. S. forces marched into Baghdad, General Franks made the decision to stop the deployment of the 1st Cavalry Division, even though the end-state objectives of his plan had not yet been met. It is also unclear how it was determined that 250,000 troops would be sufficient for the tasks likely to be required in a postwar Iraq. S. military experience in postwar situations in Bosnia and Kosovo suggest that postwar operations require a ratio of 20 soldiers for every 1,000 inhabitants.

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