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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. ultimately, it examines civilian efforts at reconstruction, concentrating on the actions of the Coalition Provisional Authority and its efforts to rebuild buildings of governance, protection forces, financial coverage, and crucial providers.

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What Franks lacked was a complete view of what his forces were about to undertake. S. interventions not just in Iraq, but in Afghanistan, Kosovo, and Bosnia, that wars do not end when major conflict ends. S. interests. S. forces in Iraq today. But given the likely security vacuum following major conflict, planners cannot avoid considering a variety of forms of conflict. • Second, these post-conflict missions will almost unavoidably fall to forces present on the ground at the time. To some extent the security missions that follow major conflict are legitimate tasks for ground forces that, by virtue of their possession of the instruments of violence, can impose security in such situations.

____________ 5 Franks, p. 351. 6 The briefing prepared for the President did not include a discussion of phasing. However, after General Franks concluded his briefing, Secretary of State Colin Powell asked a question that resulted in the need to refer to backup slides detailing CENTCOM’s phasing concept. It was not until Franks’s February 3, 2002, briefing to the President that these slides on phasing made their way into the formal briefing. 7 Franks, p. 366. 8 Franks, pp. 361–363, 366, and 376–377.

2 As part of its deliberate planning process, CENTCOM had developed Operations Plan (OPLAN) 1003 in 1998 in the event that the United States found itself in another war with Iraq. S. S. operations in Afghanistan. By the time Franks’s new OPLAN was finished it grew to 89 pages, with thousands of pages of specialized appendices. Early in the iterative process of developing his Commander’s Concept, General Franks limited participation to a small number of senior officers. ” The slices can best be understood as target sets he wanted to affect, while the lines were the means he would use against particular targets.

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