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February 16, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: The Most Wanted

This publication is now archived. What is the status of the high-ranking Baathist leaders on the coalition’s most-wanted list?The majority of the 55 individuals pictured on a deck of cards distribute…

May 6, 2005

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
IRAQ: Insurgents’ Tactics

This publication is now archived. Have Iraq’s insurgents shifted tactics?It’s unclear. In the months after the January 30 elections, insurgent attacks had grown more sophisticated and larger-scale, b…

February 16, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Infiltration of Iraqi Forces

This publication is now archived. What’s the extent of insurgent infiltration of Iraq’s security forces?Widespread, many experts say. Insurgents frequently appear to have inside information about the…

February 3, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Iraq’s Prewar Military Capabilities

This publication is now archived. How strong was the Iraqi military before the war began?Western military experts generally estimated that in early 2003, Iraq’s armed forces were down to about 40% of…

January 27, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Training Iraqi Forces

This publication is now archived. How many Iraqi troops are fully trained?Some 40,000 Iraqi security force members “can go anywhere in the country and take on almost any threat,” General Richard B. M…

February 3, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: What is the Fedayeen Saddam?

This publication is now archived. What is the Fedayeen Saddam?Experts say the Fedayeen Saddam, or Saddam’s Men of Sacrifice, is a 30,000 to 40,000-member Iraqi paramilitary group that appears to be l…

April 12, 2006

Iraq
U.S. Military Strategy in Iraq

With all the talk of drawing down U.S. forces in Iraq, the U.S. military is quietly adopting a strategy that gets more U.S. soldiers onto the streets to interact with Iraqi locals and forces. Experts…

July 16, 2007

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Al-Qaeda in Iraq: Resurging or Splintering?

With suicide attacks up and the growing use of chlorine bombs, al-Qaeda in Iraq looks increasingly emboldened. But reports are surfacing of rifts among its factions.

December 14, 2006

Defense and Security
Iraq’s Other Embeds: Advisers

Whatever emerges from the current review of U.S. Iraq policy, embedding more U.S. military advisers with Iraqi forces will be a vital component. But can this training effort help secure Iraq?

December 15, 2006

Wars and Conflict
Resetting U.S. Policy in the Middle East

President Bush’s review of U.S. Iraq policy may involve adjustments to broader U.S. strategy in the Mideast. Bush is hearing proposals ranging from a boost in combat forces to engaging Iran and Syria…