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War in Iraq

Allied Participation in Operation Iraqi Freedom
This publication from the U.S. Army Center of Military History "highlights a number of key aspects of allied support to the U.S.-led operation."

Apparatus of Lies: Saddam's Disinformation and Propaganda, 1990-2003
This report from the George W. Bush administration discusses the tactics that Iraq used to promote its propaganda and disinformation in four broad categories: "Crafting Tragedy", "Exploiting Suffering", "Exploiting Islam", and "Corrupting the Public Record."

Army Artists Look at the War on Terrorism
The artworks reproduced in this online book from the Army Center of Military History were created by soldier-artists assigned to the Army Staff Artist Program. A chapter is devoted to the war in Iraq.

Battleground Iraq: Journal of a Company Commander
The experiences of Capt. Robert ("Todd") Sloan Brown, a company commander in the war in Iraq, as described in his journal. In addition to the journal, the book contains an informative appendix.

Hired Guns: Views about Armed Contractors in Operation Iraqi Freedom
A free e-book from RAND Corporation analyzing the use of armed private security contractors in the Iraq war.

The Invasion of Iraq
PBS documentary about the allied invasion that removed Saddam Hussein from power.

Fact Sheet: Operation Iraqi Freedom
A brief description of the events leading up to the invasion of Iraq through May, 2003.

This website provides a portal to National Public Radio's reporting on Iraq from June of 2004 to the present.

Gallup has aggregated its polling of the American people about the war in Iraq from 2003 forward on this website.

Iraq: A Chronology of UN Inspections
From the Arms Control Association, this site lists a chronology of UN inspections from 1991-2002 and an assessment of UN accomplishments in Iraq as a result of weapons inspections.

Iraq and Weapons of Mass Destruction
The National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 80 discusses the presence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, including digitized documents from 1981 to 2004.

Iraq: the Human Cost
This website from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology analyzes studies of Iraq War mortality statistics.

Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction Programs
The CIA's report on the search for Iraqi weapons of mass destruction.

Iraq War Medal of Honor Recipients
A listing of recipients of the Medal of Honor for actions during the war in Iraq.

Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI): Iraq Overview
Overview of Iraq's nuclear, biological, and chemical weapon capabilities through 2011.

On Point: The United States Army in Operation Iraqi Freedom
An extensive study of the war in Iraq undertaken shortly after official combat operations ceased. From the U.S. Army's Office of the Chief of Staff.

Operation Iraqi Freedom: Casualties
The Defense Casualty Analysis System provides data regarding casualties incurred during the war in Iraq. Information is available by demographics, by casualty category, by month, and by names of the fallen.

Operation Iraqi Freedom: Strategies, Approaches, Results, and Issues for Congress
A 2009 report from the Congressional Research Service.

President Bush Addresses the Nation
Text of President George W. Bush's address to the nation announcing the initiation of war against Iraq.

Security Council Resolution S/RES/1441 (2002)
On November 8, 2002, the Security Council gave Iraq a "final opportunity" to comply with the disarmament resolutions and established a rigorous regiment of inspections.

Seven Years in Iraq: An Iraq War Timeline
A year by year, month by month chronology from Time Magazine. Also included are links to videos and photographs.

Timeline: The Iraq War
This interactive chronology is presented by the Council on Foreign Relations.

U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes - H.J.Res. 114
Results of the U.S. Senate vote to authorize the use of United States armed forces against Iraq.

UN Security Council: Update on Inspections
Dr. Hans Blix's update to the UN on January 27, 2003.

United States Forces - Iraq
"United States Forces - Iraq advises, trains, assists, and equips Iraqi Security Forces, enabling them to provide for internal security while building a foundation capability to defend against external threats."

The War Diaries: The Iraq war diaries of Lt. Tim McLaughlin
This website is based on “Invasion: Diaries and Memories of War in Iraq,” an exhibit that opened at The Bronx Documentary Center in March of 2013. It includes digitized images of Lt. Tim McLaughlin's handwritten diary and journal.

War and Occupation in Iraq
A 2007 report from GPF, the Global Policy Forum.

War in Iraq
From PBS, "A collection of Frontline's reporting on Saddam Hussein and Iraq from the Gulf War to the present."