Add for next time I teach this course:

AFGHANISTAN

The Iraqi militia helping Iran carve a road to Damascus
http://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/mideast-crisis-iraq-nujaba/

Taliban Leader Feared Pakistan Before He Was Killed
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/09/world/asia/taliban-leader-feared-pakistan-before-he-was-killed.html

Why Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr visited Saudi Arabia
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/08/10/why-a-controversial-iraqi-
shiite-cleric-visited-saudi-arabia/

Iran Gains Ground in Afghanistan as U.S. Presence Wanes
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/05/world/asia/iran-afghanistan-taliban.html

Afghan civil war period
Warlords still around
That one who returned recently

Taliban territory: Life in Afghanistan under the militants
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-40171379

Gulbuddin Hekmatyar
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulbuddin_Hekmatyar

Gulbudin (Gulbodin Hekmatyar) Afghanistan 1993 The Civil War Archives Flashback
http://youtu.be/EQs1Z0db-EQ

Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, Afghan Warlord, Returns to City He Left in Ruins
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/04/world/asia/afghan-warlord-returns-to-city-he-left-in-ruins-
with-hope-for-peace.html?_r=0

Afghan warlord Hekmatyar returns to Kabul after peace deal
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39802833

Inside The Taliban [National Geographic]
http://youtu.be/f4cVVuSi2fI

Sebastian Junger Afghanistan Revealed Ahmad Shah Massoud and the Northern alliance
"RESTREPO"
http://youtu.be/i56RbReMvsU

Afghan Civil War (1989–92)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghan_Civil_War_(1989%E2%80%9392)

Afghan Civil War (1992–96)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghan_Civil_War_(1992%E2%80%9396)

Afghan Civil War (1996–2001)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghan_Civil_War_(1996%E2%80%932001)






TREMENDOUS THURSDAY, 27 APRIL

Friday songs on Thursday
(Today's the day, we're finally through, I'm so glad and you are, too)
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Friday+Songs

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. Term paper: Due by Friday, 6 May

Go to this link for the complete instructions:

Iraq term paper
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Iraq+term+paper

III. Take-home final exam: Due by Friday, 6 May

4-5 typewritten pages.

Similar to take-home mid-term exam: Give a lecture (in writing) to a high school class or to new people in the military.

Go to this link for the material you need to cover:

Study guide for take-home final exam.:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/HIST+484+Final+Exam

IV. IDEA evaluations

Make sure to do them on your own.

V. In class today:

SFC Will Menjivar (Miguel's Dad) will be our guest.

Check out the references to Sergeant Menjivar (pages 73 and 81) from this link:
"Tip of the Spear: US Army Small Unit Action in Iraq, 2004-2007"
http://www.history.army.mil/html/books/iraq/TotS/Tip_Spear.pdf






TERRIFIC TUESDAY, 25 APRIL

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. Term paper: Due by Friday, 6 May

Go to this link for the complete instructions:

Iraq term paper
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Iraq+term+paper

III. Take-home final exam: Due by Friday, 6 May

4-5 typewritten pages.

Similar to take-home mid-term exam: Give a lecture (in writing) to a high school class or to new people in the military.

Go to this link for the material you need to cover:

Study guide for take-home final exam.:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/HIST+484+Final+Exam

IV. IDEA evaluations

Make sure to do them on your own.

V. Schedule for Thursday, 27 April:

SFC Will Menjivar (Miguel's Dad) will be our guest.

Check out the references to Sergeant Menjivar (pages 73 and 81) from this link:
"Tip of the Spear: US Army Small Unit Action in Iraq, 2004-2007"
http://www.history.army.mil/html/books/iraq/TotS/Tip_Spear.pdf

VI. In class today:

The Syria catastrophe explained in 3 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFL1TbYZBBg&feature=youtu.be

Untangling the overlapping conflicts in the Syrian war
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/10/16/world/middleeast/untangling-the-overlapping-conflicts-in-the-syrian-war.html

Straightforward answers to basic questions about Syria's civil war
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/19/world/middleeast/syria-civil-war-bashar-al-assad-refugees-islamic-state.html

[Reminder to me: to do in class]
Video: The Battle for Syria (FRONTLINE) (56:00)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08A8CwCR8oA&feature=youtu.be






TREMENDOUS THURSDAY, 20 APRIL

Friday songs on Thursday
(1 more week, and we'll be through)
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Friday+Songs

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. Term paper: Due by Friday, 6 May

[consult this link]
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Iraq+term+paper

III. Take-home final exam: Due by Friday, 6 May

Similar to take-home mid-term exam. Give a lecture (in writing) to a high school class or to new people in the military.

Study guide:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/HIST+484+Final+Exam

IV. IDEA evaluations

Make sure to do them on your own.

V. Schedule for Thursday, 27 April: Miguel's Dad will be our guest

VI. In class today:

The Syria catastrophe explained in 3 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFL1TbYZBBg&feature=youtu.be

Untangling the overlapping conflicts in the Syrian war
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/10/16/world/middleeast/untangling-the-overlapping-conflicts-in-the-syrian-war.html

Straightforward answers to basic questions about Syria's civil war
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/19/world/middleeast/syria-civil-war-bashar-al-assad-refugees-islamic-state.html

[Reminder to me: to do in class]
Video: The Battle for Syria (FRONTLINE) (56:00)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08A8CwCR8oA&feature=youtu.be

VII: In class today: Iranian influence in Iraq

Homework reading:

Iran and Saudi Arabia's great rivalry explained
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-35221569

Iran's Qasem Soleimani wields power behind the scenes in Iraq
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-27883162

The fighters of Iraq who answer to Iran
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/12/us-mideast-crisis-militias-specialreport-idUSKCN0IW0ZA20141112

Power failure in Iraq as militias outgun the state
http://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/iraq-abadi/

In class:
Video: Bad Voodoo's War
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/badvoodoo/






TERRIFIC TUESDAY, 18 APRIL

Welcome back. I have missed you tons!!

Homework reading for today:

A sharp shift from killing to kindness [read both pages]
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A33544-2004Dec3.html
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A33544-2004Dec3_2.html

Sunni –Shia Tensions Are More About Politics, Power and Privilege than Theology
https://acmcu.georgetown.edu/sunni-shia-tensions

Afghan Security Reforms Falter, With Tough Fighting Ahead
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/08/world/asia/afghanistan-army-training-corruption.html?mabReward=R1&recp=2

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. Maps for class use

Middle East Map
http://www.projectvisa.com/regions/Middle_East

Iraq map
http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/iraq_map.htm

Iraq map: major ethnic and religious groups
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/insurgency/map

III. Term paper

Due by Friday, 6 May

[consult this link]
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Iraq+term+paper

IV. Take-home final exam

Due by Friday, 6 May

Similar to take-home mid-term exam.

Study guide:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/HIST+484+Final+Exam

V. IDEA evaluations

We will take time on Thursday for them.

VI. Schedule for remainder of the semester

Question: what day for Miguel's Dad?

a. Thursday, 20 April: Iranian influence

Homework reading:

Iran and Saudi Arabia's great rivalry explained
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-35221569

Iran's Qasem Soleimani wields power behind the scenes in Iraq
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-27883162

The fighters of Iraq who answer to Iran
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/12/us-mideast-crisis-militias-specialreport-idUSKCN0IW0ZA20141112

Power failure in Iraq as militias outgun the state
http://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/iraq-abadi/

[Reminder to me to show this video in class]
Video: Bad Voodoo's War
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/badvoodoo/

b. Tuesday, 25 April: Syria

In rise of ISIS, no single missed key but many strands of blame
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/19/world/middleeast/in-rise-of-isis-no-single-missed-key-but-many-strands-of-blame.html?_r=0

The Syria catastrophe explained in 3 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFL1TbYZBBg&feature=youtu.be

Untangling the overlapping conflicts in the Syrian war
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/10/16/world/middleeast/untangling-the-overlapping-conflicts-in-the-syrian-war.html

Straightforward answers to basic questions about Syria's civil war
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/19/world/middleeast/syria-civil-war-bashar-al-assad-refugees-islamic-state.html

[Reminder to me: to do in class]
Video: The Battle for Syria (FRONTLINE) (56:00)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08A8CwCR8oA&feature=youtu.be

c. Thursday, 27 April: Research day

[No face-to-face class.] Time to work on your term paper

VII: In class today: new material

Video: Battle for Iraq: Inside Mosul (33:56)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/battle-for-iraq/

Video: Hunting ISIS (24:08)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/hunting-isis/



TREMENDOUS THURSDAY, 13 APRIL

Easter break






TERRIFIC TUESDAY, 11 APRIL

Research day






TREMENDOUS THURSDAY, 6 APRIL

Friday songs on Thursday
(3 more weeks, and we'll be through)
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Friday+Songs

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. Maps for class use

Middle East Map
http://www.projectvisa.com/regions/Middle_East

Iraq map
http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/iraq_map.htm

Iraq map: major ethnic and religious groups
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/insurgency/map

III. Term paper

[consult this link]
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Iraq+term+paper

IV. Take-home final exam

Similar to take-home mid-term exam.

V. Schedule for remainder of the semester

a. Tuesday, 11 April: Research day.

[No face-to-face class.] Time to work on your term paper.

b. Thursday, 13 April

[No class: Easter Break]

c.Tuesday, 18 April: after Easter break

Homework reading:

A sharp shift from killing to kindness [read both pages]
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A33544-2004Dec3.html
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A33544-2004Dec3_2.html

[Reminder to me: to do in class]

Video: Battle for Iraq: Inside Mosul (33:56)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/battle-for-iraq/

Video: Hunting ISIS (24:08)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/hunting-isis/

d. Thursday, 20 April: Iranian influence

Homework reading:

Iran and Saudi Arabia's great rivalry explained
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-35221569

Iran's Qasem Soleimani wields power behind the scenes in Iraq
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-27883162

The fighters of Iraq who answer to Iran
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/12/us-mideast-crisis-militias-specialreport-idUSKCN0IW0ZA20141112

Power failure in Iraq as militias outgun the state
http://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/iraq-abadi/

[Reminder to me to show this video in class]
Video: Bad Voodoo's War
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/badvoodoo/

e. Tuesday, 25 April: Syria

In rise of ISIS, no single missed key but many strands of blame
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/19/world/middleeast/in-rise-of-isis-no-single-missed-key-but-many-strands-of-blame.html?_r=0

The Syria catastrophe explained in 3 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFL1TbYZBBg&feature=youtu.be

Untangling the overlapping conflicts in the Syrian war
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/10/16/world/middleeast/untangling-the-overlapping-conflicts-in-the-syrian-war.html

Straightforward answers to basic questions about Syria's civil war
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/19/world/middleeast/syria-civil-war-bashar-al-assad-refugees-islamic-state.html

[Reminder to me: to do in class]
Video: The Battle for Syria (FRONTLINE) (56:00)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08A8CwCR8oA&feature=youtu.be

f. Thursday, 27 April: Research day

[No face-to-face class.] Time to work on your term paper

g. Papers due: Friday, 6 May

V. In class today: Thursday, 6 April:

Homework reading:

How Zarqawi went from "thug" to ISIS founder
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/nada-bakos-how-zarqawi-went-from-thug-to-isis-founder/

The colonels' war
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/endgame/themes/colonels.html

Misreading history: comparing Iraq to Vietnam
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/endgame/themes/misreading.html

*[Reminder to me: to do in class]*

Video: Is the US losing Iraq (1:25:41)
From the surge to withdrawal (start at 38:50=it will take 45 minutes to end)






TERRIFIC TUESDAY, 4 APRIL

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. Maps for class use

Middle East Map
http://www.projectvisa.com/regions/Middle_East

Iraq map
http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/iraq_map.htm

Iraq map: major ethnic and religious groups
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/insurgency/map

III. Term paper

[consult this link]
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Iraq+term+paper

IV. Homework for the next several classes:

a. Thursday, 6 April: Endgame 2007

Homework reading:

How Zarqawi went from "thug" to ISIS founder
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/nada-bakos-how-zarqawi-went-from-thug-to-isis-founder/

The colonels' war
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/endgame/themes/colonels.html

Misreading history: comparing Iraq to Vietnam
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/endgame/themes/misreading.html

*[Reminder to me: to do in class]*

Video: Is the US losing Iraq (1:25:41)
From the surge to withdrawal (start at 38:50=it will take 45 minutes to end)

b. Tuesday, 11 April: Research day.

[No face-to-face class.] Time to work on your term paper

c. Thursday, 13 April

[No class: Easter Break]

V. In class today: Tuesday, 4 April: Endgame 2006

Emma Sky: the British peacenik who became key to the US military
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jul/15/iraq-emma-sky-us-military?intcmp=239

Emma Sky: 'we had to deal with people who had blood on their hands'
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jul/16/inside-iraq-emma-sky

Video: Emma Sky's rise in Iraq, in an all-male sea of military men (3:24)
http://youtu.be/MQe2z0rh-i4

Interview: Frederick Kagan
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/endgame/interviews/kagan.html
Plan for victory in Iraq
http://www.weeklystandard.com/article/13376

*[Reminder to me: to do in class]*

Video: The Secret History of ISIS (FRONTLINE) (54:47)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/the-secret-history-of-isis/
http://youtu.be/hOEtS4lkSlk






TREMENDOUS THURSDAY, 30 MARCH

Friday songs on Thursday
(4 more weeks, and we'll be through)
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Friday+Songs

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. Maps for class use

Middle East Map
http://www.projectvisa.com/regions/Middle_East

Iraq map
http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/iraq_map.htm

Iraq map: major ethnic and religious groups
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/insurgency/map

III. Term paper

[consult this link]
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Iraq+term+paper

IV. Homework for the next several classes:

a. Tuesday, 4 April: Endgame 2006

Homework reading:

Emma Sky: the British peacenik who became key to the US military
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jul/15/iraq-emma-sky-us-military?intcmp=239

Emma Sky: 'we had to deal with people who had blood on their hands'
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jul/16/inside-iraq-emma-sky

Video: Emma Sky's rise in Iraq, in an all-male sea of military men (3:24)
http://youtu.be/MQe2z0rh-i4

Interview: Frederick Kagan
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/endgame/interviews/kagan.html
Plan for victory in Iraq
http://www.weeklystandard.com/article/13376

*[Reminder to me: to do in class]*

Work through second half of 2006 chronology
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Endgame

Video: The Secret History of ISIS (FRONTLINE)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/the-secret-history-of-isis/
http://youtu.be/hOEtS4lkSlk

b. Thursday, 6 April: Endgame 2007

Homework reading:

Interview: Philip Zelikow
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/endgame/interviews/zelikow.html

The colonels' war
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/endgame/themes/colonels.html

Can the surge work?
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/endgame/themes/surge.html

Misreading history: comparing Iraq to Vietnam
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/endgame/themes/misreading.html

*[Reminder to me: to do in class]*

Work through 2007 chronology
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Endgame

Video: Bad Voodoo's War
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/badvoodoo/

c. Tuesday, 11 April: Research day.

No face-to-face class. Time to work on your term paper

d. Thursday, 13 April [No class: Easter Break]

V. In class today: reaction to homework

The Art of a Deal with the Taliban
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/29/opinion/the-art-of-a-deal-with-the-taliban.html?mabReward=CTM1&recp=8&_r=1

Moqtada al-Sadr (BBC News profile)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12135160

Moqtada al-Sadr and his militia
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3604393.stm

Sadr declares new Iraq ceasefire
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7258469.stm

Iraq signs up to the Sunni Awakening movement
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7226974.stm

Q & A: Iraq's Sunni Awakening Councils
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-10677623

Iraq's Sunni militia leaders reveal why they turned on Al-Qaeda
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-11417211

VI. In class today: new material

1. American forces in Iraq and Afghanistan
https://www.jasondavies.com/american-forces-in-afghanistan-and-iraq/

2. Work through first half of 2006 chronology from Endgame website
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Endgame






TERRIFIC TUESDAY, 28 MARCH

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. Maps for class use

Middle East Map
http://www.projectvisa.com/regions/Middle_East

Iraq map
http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/iraq_map.htm

Iraq map: major ethnic and religious groups
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/insurgency/map

III. Term paper

[consult this link]
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Iraq+term+paper

IV. Homework for the next several classes:

a. Thursday, 30 March: Endgame 2006

Homework reading: [these are all shorter than the interview articles]

The Art of a Deal with the Taliban
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/29/opinion/the-art-of-a-deal-with-the-taliban.html?mabReward=CTM1&recp=8&_r=1

Moqtada al-Sadr (BBC News profile)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12135160

Moqtada al-Sadr and his militia
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3604393.stm

Sadr declares new Iraq ceasefire
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7258469.stm

Iraq signs up to the Sunni Awakening movement
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7226974.stm

Q & A: Iraq's Sunni Awakening Councils
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-10677623

Iraq's Sunni militia leaders reveal why they turned on Al-Qaeda
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-11417211

*[Reminder to me to do in class:]*

1. American forces in Iraq and Afghanistan
https://www.jasondavies.com/american-forces-in-afghanistan-and-iraq/

2. Work through first half of 2006 chronology from Endgame website
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Endgame

3. Watch second half of Endgame video (81:00 total running time)
http://youtu.be/tO8--8AlZok

V. In class today: reaction to homework

Frequently asked questions about private contractors
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/warriors/faqs/

Interview: Michael Gordon (Endgame)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/endgame/interviews/gordon.html

Interview: Col. H.R. McMaster
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/endgame/interviews/mcmaster.html

VI. In class today: new material

1. Work through 2004/2005 chronology from Endgame website
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Endgame

2. Watch first half of Endgame video (81:00 total running time)
http://youtu.be/tO8--8AlZok






TREMENDOUS THURSDAY, 23 MARCH

Friday songs on Thursday
(5 more weeks, and we'll be through)
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Friday+Songs

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. Maps for class use

Middle East Map
http://www.projectvisa.com/regions/Middle_East

Iraq map
http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/iraq_map.htm

Iraq map: major ethnic and religious groups
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/insurgency/map

III. Term paper

[consult this link]
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Iraq+term+paper

IV. Homework:

WEEK #12

a. Tuesday, 28 March: Endgame 2004/2005

Homework reading:

Frequently asked questions about private contractors
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/warriors/faqs/

Interview: Michael Gordon (Endgame)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/endgame/interviews/gordon.html

Interview: Col. H.R. McMaster
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/endgame/interviews/mcmaster.html

[Reminder to me to do in class:]

1. Work through 2004/2005 chronology from Endgame website
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Endgame

2. Watch first half of Endgame video (81:00 total running time)
http://youtu.be/tO8--8AlZok

b. Thursday, 30 March: Endgame 2006

Homework reading: [these are all shorter than the interview articles]

Moqtada al-Sadr (BBC News profile)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12135160

Moqtada al-Sadr and his militia
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3604393.stm

Sadr declares new Iraq ceasefire
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7258469.stm

Iraq signs up to the Sunni Awakening movement
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7226974.stm

Q & A: Iraq's Sunni Awakening Councils
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-10677623

Iraq's Sunni militia leaders reveal why they turned on Al-Qaeda
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-11417211

[Reminder to me to do in class:]

1. American forces in Iraq and Afghanistan
https://www.jasondavies.com/american-forces-in-afghanistan-and-iraq/

2. Work through first half of 2006 chronology from Endgame website
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Endgame

3. Watch second half of Endgame video (81:00 total running time)
http://youtu.be/tO8--8AlZok

WEEK #13

a. Tuesday, 4 April: Endgame 2006

Homework reading:

Emma Sky: the British peacenik who became key to the US military
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jul/15/iraq-emma-sky-us-military?intcmp=239

Emma Sky: 'we had to deal with people who had blood on their hands'
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jul/16/inside-iraq-emma-sky

Video: Emma Sky's rise in Iraq, in an all-male sea of military men (3:24)
http://youtu.be/MQe2z0rh-i4

Interview: Frederick Kagan
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/endgame/interviews/kagan.html
Plan for victory in Iraq
http://www.weeklystandard.com/article/13376

[Reminder to me: to do in class]

Work through second half of 2006 chronology
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Endgame

Video: The Secret History of ISIS

b. Thursday, 6 April: Endgame 2007

Homework reading:

Interview: Philip Zelikow
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/endgame/interviews/zelikow.html

The colonels' war
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/endgame/themes/colonels.html

Can the surge work?
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/endgame/themes/surge.html

Misreading history: comparing Iraq to Vietnam
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/endgame/themes/misreading.html

[Reminder to me: to do in class]

Work through 2007 chronology
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Endgame

Video: Bad Voodoo's War

WEEK #14

a. Tuesday, 11 April: Research day.

No face-to-face class. Time to work on your term paper

b. Thursday, 13 April [No class: Easter Break]

V. In class today: reaction to homework

Inside the Green Zone (Interview with Rajiv Chandrasekaran)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/yeariniraq/analysis/greenzone.html

Interview: James Dobbins
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/yeariniraq/interviews/dobbins.html

Interview: Michael Gordon (Lost Year in Iraq)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/yeariniraq/interviews/gordon.html

VI. In class today: new material

Lost Year in Iraq chronology: work through each item
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/yeariniraq/cron/
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Lost+Year+in+Iraq

My commentary on various points:

Liberators; should have taken responsibility of occupiers

Chalabi and his US contacts pushed deep deBaathification

Sadr not a total puppet of Iran, but furthering their (Shiite) aims perhaps






TERRIFIC TUESDAY, 21 MARCH

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. Maps for class use

Middle East Map
http://www.projectvisa.com/regions/Middle_East

Iraq map
http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/iraq_map.htm

Iraq map: major ethnic and religious groups
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/insurgency/map

III. Homework for Thursday, 23 March:

Inside the Green Zone (Interview with Rajiv Chandrasekaran)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/yeariniraq/analysis/greenzone.html

Interview: James Dobbins
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/yeariniraq/interviews/dobbins.html

Interview: Michael Gordon
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/yeariniraq/interviews/gordon.html

IV. Term Paper

a. General guidelines for paper:

Due on the last day of final exam week.

(20% of your grade): 1,500 words (not counting the footnotes and bibliography), typed (hard copy), double-spaced, with properly documented footnotes and bibliography (at least 15 solid sources).

b. Grading Rubric
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Grading+Rubric

c. Topic selection and content analysis

Think of your paper as a case study.

I want you to gain an understanding of how bureaucratic/political decisions get made by people--not in a vacuum and usually messy--and how those decisions are then critiqued, attacked, and defended (spin control) in our political system.

Take one event from our timelines.
Notice the headings on this timeline:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/yeariniraq/cron/

US side primarily: decisions, power struggles
On the ground in Iraq or Afghanistan as necessary

Try to get at the following:
Who, what, when, where, why, how
What result
What effect

Example of a possible term paper topic:
What were the factors/people/controversies involved in the U.S. decision to disband the Iraqi army in 2003?

How to get your sources:
Follow the leads on our timeline capsule summary (interview)

Use Washington Post and New York Times as base resources.

Use the Lexis Nexis (Lexis Nexis) database for other articles
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZg3tqBC17E&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Different points of view to round out your coverage.

Finding Opinions, Editorials, and Opposing Viewpoints (University of Texas)
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/students/find/findoped.html

Leanings of Magazines and Newspapers (Lorain County Community College)
http://libguides.lorainccc.edu/c.php?g=29395&p=183699

Get further articles from APU database search

V: In class today: reaction to homework

Can the insurgency be defeated? (Kalev Sepp)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/insurgency/can/

Junior Officers innovating and improvising using CAVNET
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/company/lessons/

Interview: Michael Ware
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/insurgency/interviews/ware.html

VI. In class today: Video

Video: Lost Year in Iraq video (57:00)
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Lost+Year+in+Iraq
Video
http://youtu.be/XJ0ZdTl3y2k





TREMENDOUS THURSDAY, 16 MARCH

Friday songs on Thursday
(6 more weeks, and we'll be through)
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Friday+Songs

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. Maps for class use

Middle East Map
http://www.projectvisa.com/regions/Middle_East

Iraq map
http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/iraq_map.htm

Iraq map: major ethnic and religious groups
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/insurgency/map

III. Homework:

a. Tuesday, 21 March

Can the insurgency be defeated? (Kalev Sepp)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/insurgency/can/

Junior Officers innovating and improvising using CAVNET
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/company/lessons/

Interview: Michael Ware
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/insurgency/interviews/ware.html

b. Thursday, 23 March

Inside the Green Zone (Interview with Rajiv Chandrasekaran)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/yeariniraq/analysis/greenzone.html

Interview: James Dobbins
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/yeariniraq/interviews/dobbins.html

Interview: Michael Gordon
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/yeariniraq/interviews/gordon.html

Reminder to me: to do in class on Tuesday

Lost Year in Iraq video
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Lost+Year+in+Iraq
Video
http://youtu.be/XJ0ZdTl3y2k

Iraq War's 10th Anniversary: Occupation and Insurgency - In Focus - The Atlantic (2 of 3)
http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2013/03/iraq-wars-10th-anniversary-occupation-and-insurgency/100476/
for in class:

Term Paper

IV. In class today: reaction to homework

Interview: Lt. Col. Marcone
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/invasion/interviews/marcone.html

Interview: Col. David Perkins
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/invasion/interviews/perkins.html

Perkins on Fox News
http://video.foxnews.com/v/1521754361001/?#sp=show-clips

Thunder Runs:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2KuT_nQQrI&feature=youtu.be

Baghdad Bob:

Compared to Sean Spicer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyDo6qeXRZM&feature=youtu.be

Selected clips
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfAeMtcURg0&feature=youtu.be

V. In class today: "The Insurgency"

I've set up a separate wiki page for this FRONTLINE program on "The Insurgency.":
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/The+Insurgency

FYI: my summary wiki page for all of the Iraq/Afghanistan FRONTLINE programs
[The most important ones (for our course) have a separate page]
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/FRONTLINE

Video: "The Insurgency" (54:49)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/insurgency/





TERRIFIC TUESDAY, 14 MARCH

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. Maps for class use

Middle East Map
http://www.projectvisa.com/regions/Middle_East

Iraq map
http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/iraq_map.htm

Iraq map: major ethnic and religious groups
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/insurgency/map

III. Homework for Thursday, 16 March

Interview: Lt. Col. Marcone
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/invasion/interviews/marcone.html

Interview: Col. David Perkins
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/invasion/interviews/perkins.html

IV. In class today: new material

M1 Abrams Battle of 73 Easting, (Gulf War 1991)
Captain H.R. McMaster
http://youtu.be/aBG_G678Trg

Invasion video
http://youtu.be/MUxiGu5bXoU
Transcript
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/invasion/etc/script.html

Iraq War Timeline as Told Through Front Pages [use this!!]
http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/the-iraq-war-timeline-as-told-through-front-pages

Invasion chronology (on FRONTLINE website)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/invasion/cron/
On our wiki
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Invasion+of+Iraq





TREMENDOUS THURSDAY, 2 MARCH

Friday songs on Thursday
(8 more weeks, and we'll be through)
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Friday+Songs

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. Maps for class use

Middle East Map
http://www.projectvisa.com/regions/Middle_East

Iraq map
http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/iraq_map.htm

Iraq map: major ethnic and religious groups
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/insurgency/map

Syria maps
http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/syria-map.htm
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-22798391

II. Term Paper

Refer to Tuesday, 28 February schedule

III. Homework for the Tuesday after Spring break

None. Have a wonderful break.

IV. In class today: reaction to homework

Ahmad Chalabi, the master manipulator
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-master-manipulator/2015/11/05/6555c004-8401-11e5-9afb-0c971f713d0c_story.html

The Kurds: the world's largest stateless nation
http://www.france24.com/en/20150730-who-are-kurds-turkey-syria-iraq-pkk-divided

The Kurds - A Chronology
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/saddam/kurds/cron.html

Thousands die in gas attack against Kurds
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/march/16/newsid_4304000/4304853.stm

V. In class today: Bush's War video

Part 2 (1:55:00)
https://youtu.be/NW5rkUVyYqk



TERRIFIC TUESDAY, 28 FEBRUARY

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. Maps for class use

Middle East Map
http://www.projectvisa.com/regions/Middle_East

Iraq map
http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/iraq_map.htm

Iraq map: major ethnic and religious groups
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/insurgency/map

Syria maps
http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/syria-map.htm
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-22798391

III. Mid-Term

IV. Term Paper

a. General guidelines for paper:

Due on the last day of final exam week.

(20% of your grade): 1,500 words (not counting the footnotes and bibliography), typed (hard copy), double-spaced, with properly documented footnotes and bibliography (at least 15 solid sources).

b. Grading Rubric
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Grading+Rubric

c. Topic selection and content analysis

Think of your paper as a case study.

I want you to gain an understanding of how bureaucratic/political decisions get made by people--not in a vacuum and usually messy--and how those decisions are then critiqued, attacked, and defended (spin control) in our political system.

Take one event from our timelines.
Notice the headings on this timeline:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/yeariniraq/cron/

US side primarily: decisions, power struggles
On the ground in Iraq or Afghanistan as necessary

Try to get at the following:
Who, what, when, where, why, how
What result
What effect

Example of a possible term paper topic:
What were the factors/people/controversies involved in the U.S. decision to disband the Iraqi army in 2003?

How to get your sources:
Follow the leads on our timeline capsule summary (interview)

Use Washington Post and New York Times as base resources.

Use the Lexis Nexis (Lexis Nexis) database for other articles
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZg3tqBC17E&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Different points of view to round out your coverage.

Finding Opinions, Editorials, and Opposing Viewpoints (University of Texas)
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/students/find/findoped.html

Leanings of Magazines and Newspapers (Lorain County Community College)
http://libguides.lorainccc.edu/c.php?g=29395&p=183699

Get further articles from APU database search

V. Homework for Thursday, 2 March

The bitter closed-door battles between Rumsfeld and the U.S. Army over troop levels (James Fallows)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/invasion/interviews/fallows.html

Ahmad Chalabi, Iraqi politician who pushed for US invasion, dies at 71
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/04/world/middleeast/ahmad-chalabi-iraq-dead.html?_r=0

Ahmad Chalabi, the master manipulator
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-master-manipulator/2015/11/05/6555c004-8401-11e5-9afb-0c971f713d0c_story.html

Where Plan A left Ahmad Chalabi
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/05/magazine/05CHALABI.html?pagewanted=all

VI. FYI

Afghanistan’s Approach to Russian Diplomacy: Keep It in the Family
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/27/world/asia/afghanistan-moscow-putin-ghani-kochai.html?_r=0

VII. In class today: reaction to homework

Iraq map: major ethnic and religious groups
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/insurgency/map

Ancient land; Iraq places in the Bible
http://atwar.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/02/a-tour-of-iraqs-ancient-sites/

Baath Party
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2886733.stm

Calling Secretary Rex Tillerson
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/24/opinion/calling-secretary-tillerson.html?_r=0

Neoconservatism
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neoconservatism

VIII. In class today: new material

Compare setup today with Bush's War scenario

President: George W. Bush versus Donald Trump
Vice President: Dick Cheney versus Mike Pence
National Security Council Advisor: Condoleezza Rice versus H.R. Mcmaster
Secretary of State: Colin Powell versus Rex Tillerson
Secretary of Defense: Donald Rumsfeld versus Jim Mattis

Bush: Neo-conservatives (Paul Wolfowitz. Douglas Feith, Richard Perle)

Trump: alt-right (Stephen Bannon, Stephen Miller)
Trump: son-in-law Jared Kushner (foreign policy)

IX. In class today: Video on Bush's War

Bush's War videos (2:23:00)
Start around 1:38:00
Standing desk 1:40:57
Part 1
https://youtu.be/eqV85YcGPkQ

Part 2 (1:55:00)
https://youtu.be/NW5rkUVyYqk





TREMENDOUS THURSDAY, 23 FEBRUARY

Friday songs on Thursday
(9 more weeks, and we'll be through)
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Friday+Songs

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. Maps for class use

Middle East Map
http://www.projectvisa.com/regions/Middle_East

Iraq map
http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/iraq_map.htm

Iraq map: major ethnic and religious groups
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/insurgency/map

Syria maps
http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/syria-map.htm
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-22798391

III. Mid-Term

What did you learn from the experience?

IV. Homework for Tuesday,

Iraq map: major ethnic and religious groups
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/insurgency/map

Ancient land; Iraq places in the Bible
http://atwar.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/02/a-tour-of-iraqs-ancient-sites/

Baath Party
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2886733.stm

Calling Secretary Rex Tillerson
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/24/opinion/calling-secretary-tillerson.html?_r=0

Neoconservatism
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neoconservatism

V. In class today: Video on Bush's War
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqV85YcGPkQ&feature=youtu.be

Transcript (part 1)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/bushswar/etc/script.html





TREMENDOUS THURSDAY, 16 FEBRUARY

Friday songs on Thursday
(10 more weeks, and we'll be through)
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Friday+Songs

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. Map for class use

Middle East Map
http://www.projectvisa.com/regions/Middle_East

III. Mid-Term

Tuesday, 21 February
No face-to-face class session that day.
Paper due in class on Thursday, 23 February

4-5 typewritten pages/hard copy
Give a lecture to a high school class/new people in military

Study guide
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/HIST+484+Mid-Term

Grading rubric
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Grading+Rubric

IV. in class today: new material

Afghan Taliban reach is the widest since 2001, per United Nations report
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/12/world/asia/afghanistan-taliban-united-nations.html

Afghanistan's hidden Taliban government
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/07/world/asia/07taliban.html?hp=&pagewanted=all

The Women of Afghanistan (Photos)
http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2013/09/the-women-of-the-afghanistan-war/100585/

Tasked with combating opium, Afghan officials profit from it
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/16/world/asia/afghanistan-opium-heroin-taliban-helmand.html?_r=2

The Karzai years: from hope to recrimination
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-28257108

Afghanistan's new president, Ashraf Ghani
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27142426

The Afghan War and the Evolution of Obama
http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/01/world/asia/obama-afghanistan-war.html?_r=1

V. In class today: let's try this video again

Return of the Taliban FRONTLINE 2006 (54:53)
[a report about the Pakistan tribal areas]
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/taliban/
Transcript
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/taliban/etc/script.html





TERRIFIC TUESDAY, 14 FEBRUARY

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. Map for class use

Middle East Map
http://www.projectvisa.com/regions/Middle_East

III. Mid-Term

Tuesday, 21 February
No face-to-face class session that day.
Paper due in class on Thursday, 23 February

4-5 typewritten pages/hard copy
Give a lecture to a high school class/new people in military

Study guide
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/HIST+484+Mid-Term

Grading rubric
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Grading+Rubric

IV. Homework for Thursday, 16 February: Afghanistan currently

Please read prior to class:

Afghan Taliban reach is the widest since 2001, per United Nations report
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/12/world/asia/afghanistan-taliban-united-nations.html

Afghanistan's hidden Taliban government
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/07/world/asia/07taliban.html?hp=&pagewanted=all

The Women of Afghanistan (Photos)
http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2013/09/the-women-of-the-afghanistan-war/100585/

Tasked with combating opium, Afghan officials profit from it
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/16/world/asia/afghanistan-opium-heroin-taliban-helmand.html?_r=2

The Karzai years: from hope to recrimination
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-28257108

Afghanistan's new president, Ashraf Ghani
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27142426

The Afghan War and the Evolution of Obama
http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/01/world/asia/obama-afghanistan-war.html?_r=1

V. In class today: Pakistan's role in the Afghan conflict

In their own country: Pakistan's main enemy is India to the east.

They want a weak Afghanistan (one they can control) on their west.

Key to our war in Afghanistan: Pakistan provides a sanctuary for our enemy (Al Qaeda as well as Taliban).

Porous border (1,500 miles long) between Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Some comparative examples:
Length of Mexico-US border=1,950 miles
Distance Boston to Miami=1,500 miles
Distance Seattle-San Diego=1,250 miles

Three different aspects to this Pakistan issue:

a) Pakistan's choice after 9/11. Support US.

But they have played off both ends against the middle since then.
Is Pakistan an ally of the US or an enemy or both (frenemy)?

b) Pakistan as a sanctuary for the enemy. But nuances within this view.

c) What if US withdraws?

This is one part of the dilemma from Pakistan's point of view.

VI. In class today: maps

Ethnic maps of Afghanistan and Pakistan
Look particularly how the Pashtun straddle the border for a large distance
http://www.worldfuturefund.org/wffmaster/Reading/Maps/afghan.map.htm

Tribal areas
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/taliban/tribal/map.html

Pakistan
http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/pakistan_map.htm

Afghanistan
http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/afghanistan_map.htm

VII. In class today: reaction to homework

Madrassas (Saudi Time Bomb FRONTLINE)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/saudi/analyses/madrassas.html

"Even Where Pakistani Law Exists, Taliban Find a Porous Border"
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/05/world/asia/05baluch.html?hpw

Interview: Lt. Col. John Nagl (ret.)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/obamaswar/interviews/nagl.html

VII. In class today: video

Return of the Taliban FRONTLINE 2006 (54:53)
[a report about the Pakistan tribal areas]
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/taliban/
Transcript
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/taliban/etc/script.html





TREMENDOUS THURSDAY, 9 FEBRUARY

Friday songs on Thursday
(11 more weeks, and we'll be through)
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Friday+Songs

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. Maps for class use

Middle East Map
http://www.projectvisa.com/regions/Middle_East
Ethnic maps of Afghanistan and Pakistan
http://www.worldfuturefund.org/wffmaster/Reading/Maps/afghan.map.htm
Tribal areas
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/taliban/tribal/map.html
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/taliban/tribal/
Pakistan
http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/pakistan_map.htm
Afghanistan
http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/afghanistan_map.htm

III. Mid-Term
Tuesday, 21 February
Take-home mid-term due by 5 p.m.
No face-to-face class session that day.

4-5 typewritten pages/hard copy
Give a lecture to a high school class/new people in military

IV. Homework for next week

a. Tuesday, 14 February: Pakistan issues

Please read prior to class:

Madrassas (Saudi Time Bomb FRONTLINE)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/saudi/analyses/madrassas.html

"Even Where Pakistani Law Exists, Taliban Find a Porous Border"
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/05/world/asia/05baluch.html?hpw

Interview: Lt. Col. John Nagl (ret.) | Obama's War
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/obamaswar/interviews/nagl.html

b. Thursday, 16 February: Afghanistan currently

Please read prior to class:

Afghan Taliban reach is the widest since 2001, per United Nations report
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/12/world/asia/afghanistan-taliban-united-nations.html

Afghanistan's hidden Taliban government
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/07/world/asia/07taliban.html?hp=&pagewanted=all

The Women of Afghanistan (Photos)
http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2013/09/the-women-of-the-afghanistan-war/100585/

Tasked with combating opium, Afghan officials profit from it
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/16/world/asia/afghanistan-opium-heroin-taliban-helmand.html?_r=2

The Karzai years: from hope to recrimination
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-28257108

Afghanistan's new president, Ashraf Ghani
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27142426

The Afghan War and the Evolution of Obama
http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/01/world/asia/obama-afghanistan-war.html?_r=1

V. In class today: Thursday, 9 February: US combat operations in Afghanistan

Please read prior to class:

Battle Company is Out There (Korengal Valley)
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/24/magazine/24afghanistan-t.html?pagewanted=all

U.S. retreat from Afghan valley marks recognition of blunder (Korengal Valley)
Read each of the 4 pages of the article
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/14/AR2010041401012.html

[Reminder to me]: Video to use in class:
The War Briefing (56:06) 2008
Korengal Valley
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/warbriefing/
Transcript
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/warbriefing/etc/script.html

FYI: Restrepo
https://youtu.be/YnE8mIpbEZg

[Reminder to me: new material in class]

US military approach in Afghanistan

Counter-insurgency (COIN) versus counter-terrorism (CT)

a. Who is/was our main enemy: Taliban
1. Our war aims sort of got mixed up between [initially] going after Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda with the continuous conflict against the Taliban insurgency.
2. Taliban: natives to Afghanistan>>>>Counter-Insurgency (COIN)
3. Al Qaeda (foreign fighters)>>>>Counter-terrorism (CT)

b. How has the US approached the war?
We have flip-flopped on our approach:

c.. Counter-insurgency (COIN) [nation-building] to defeat the Taliban
1. But we limited ourselves to a "light footprint."
2. US Political issue of wanting to avoid NATION BUILDING

d. Counter-terrorism (CT) [to defeat Al Qaeda]
1. 2003 US invasion of Iraq
2. Light footprint got lighter after we got involved in Iraq; resources diverted to Iraq
3. Total number of US troops ultimately in both Afghanistan and Iraq [get that good graph]

Issues in the debate over how to proceed: COIN versus CT

COIN: we have to work through the Afghan government. That has problems.

CT: we can do this through raids on high-value targets. That has problems, too.

Big unanswered questions:
What is the nature of the current insurgency?
Can the Afghan government defeat it?





TERRIFIC TUESDAY, 7 FEBRUARY

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. Maps to have available for class use

Middle East Map
http://www.projectvisa.com/regions/Middle_East
Ethnic maps of Afghanistan and Pakistan
http://www.worldfuturefund.org/wffmaster/Reading/Maps/afghan.map.htm
Tribal areas
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/taliban/tribal/map.html
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/taliban/tribal/
Pakistan
http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/pakistan_map.htm
Afghanistan
http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/afghanistan_map.htm

III. Where we are heading for next several weeks
Week #5
a. Tuesday, 7 February
US invasion
Overview of the entire Afghanistan-Pakistan situation
b. Thursday, 9 February
US combat operations in Afghanistan
Week #6
a. Tuesday, 14 February
Pakistan issues
b. Thursday, 16 February
Afghanistan currently
Week #7
a. Monday, 20 February
[Presidents' Day Holiday no classes]
b. Tuesday, 21 February
No face-to-face class session that day.
c. Thursday, 23 February
Take-home mid-term due in class that day
Bush's War video [first hour or so]
Begin Iraq and continue with Iraq for remainder of semester

IV. Mid-Term
Tuesday, 21 February
Take-home mid-term due by 5 p.m.
No face-to-face class session that day.

4-5 typewritten pages/hard copy
Give a lecture to a high school class/new people in military

V. Homework for Thursday, 9 February

Battle Company is Out There (Korengal Valley)
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/24/magazine/24afghanistan-t.html?pagewanted=all

U.S. retreat from Afghan valley marks recognition of blunder (Korengal Valley)
Read each of the 4 pages of the article
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/14/AR2010041401012.html

VI. In class today: reaction to homework

U.S. Army Captain Jason Amerine | Campaign Against Terror | FRONTLINE
[He was the A-Team leader who made sure Hamid Karzai stayed alive}
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/campaign/interviews/amerine.html

U.S. attack on Afghanistan
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/01/21/world/nation-challenged-battlefield-conduct-war-redefined-success-special-forces.html?pagewanted=all

What will Trump do about Afghanistan?
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-38730061

VII. In class today: new material

Why did US/NATO get involved in Afghanistan?

9/11 attacks led US to invade Afghanistan to eliminate Osama bin Laden (then based in Afghanistan)
2001 October - US-led bombing of Afghanistan began following the September 11 attacks on US
2002 January - Deployment of Nato-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)
2003 March - US forces invade Iraq and begin diverting resources from Afghanistan to Iraq.

VIII. In class today: Photo essays

Withdrawing from Afghanistan
http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2014/09/afghanistan-the-long-withdrawal/100803/

Training in the Mojave desert for deployment to Afghanistan
http://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2013/09/a-replica-of-afghanistan-in-the-mojave/100593/

IX. In class today: videos

Bush's War video [6:45-18:05, 33:00-41:00]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0n74jqOIyvs&feature=youtu.be

NBC Nightly News 7 October 2001 (5:02)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-St8s9RKEU

US Special Forces with the Northern Alliance and Hamad Karzai (9:12)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6PLYIrN-Ik




TREMENDOUS THURSDAY, 2 FEBRUARY

Friday songs on Thursday
(12 more weeks, and we'll be through)
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Friday+Songs

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. Maps

Middle East Map
http://www.projectvisa.com/regions/Middle_East

Ethnic maps of Afghanistan and Pakistan
http://www.worldfuturefund.org/wffmaster/Reading/Maps/afghan.map.htm

Tribal areas
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/taliban/tribal/map.html
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/taliban/tribal/

Pakistan
http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/pakistan_map.htm

Afghanistan
http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/afghanistan_map.htm

III. In class today: new material and reaction to homework

a. Who are the Taliban?" (FRONTLINE)
http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/afghanistan604/who.html

Read the introductory screen and then hover over each of the following tabs under "A Timeline to Power"

The Taliban Emerge (1994)
The Fall of Kandahar and Kabul (1996)
New Order Under Sharia Law (1996 to 1998)
Sanctions, Atrocities and Reprisals (1999 to 2001)
Taliban In Retreat, Karzai on the Rise (2002 to 2005)
The Taliban Are Back (2005)
Afghanistan: A New Iraq? (2006)
The Poppy Rises (2006 to 2007)
A New Offensive (2007)

b. Who are the Taliban? (BBC News)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-11451718

c. Afghanistan: Before and after the Taliban
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-26747712

[Reminder to me: show these videos in class]

The History of the Taliban
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbGuEpuDgSA

Afghanistan: The Other War (3 parts)
Canadian forces try to win hearts and minds
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRu3SknDTHU&list=PL11F82BAF24024F29&index=1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecN8sNn9F1s&list=PL11F82BAF24024F29&index=2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXFMix3dudU&list=PL11F82BAF24024F29&index=3





TERRIFIC TUESDAY, 31 JANUARY

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. For Class Use: Random Name Generator
https://www.classtools.net/random-name-picker/1_V8BNab

Middle East Map
http://www.projectvisa.com/regions/Middle_East

Afghanistan maps

III. Homework for Thursday, 2 February: The Taliban

a. Who are the Taliban?" (FRONTLINE)
http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/afghanistan604/who.html

Read the introductory screen and then hover over each of the following tabs under "A Timeline to Power"

The Taliban Emerge (1994)
The Fall of Kandahar and Kabul (1996)
New Order Under Sharia Law (1996 to 1998)
Sanctions, Atrocities and Reprisals (1999 to 2001)
Taliban In Retreat, Karzai on the Rise (2002 to 2005)
The Taliban Are Back (2005)
Afghanistan: A New Iraq? (2006)
The Poppy Rises (2006 to 2007)
A New Offensive (2007)

b. Who are the Taliban? (BBC News)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-11451718

c. Afghanistan: Before and after the Taliban
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-26747712

[Reminder to me: show these videos in class]

The History of the Taliban
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbGuEpuDgSA

Afghanistan: The Other War
http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/afghanistan604/video_index.html
http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/watch/player.html?pkg=604_afghan&seg=1&mod=0

IV. In class today: reaction to today's homework

Soviet Union in Afghanistan

Afghanistan prior to the Soviet invasion (1950s and 1960s)
http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2013/07/afghanistan-in-the-1950s-and-60s/100544/

Timeline: Soviet war in Afghanistan (BBC News)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7883532.stm

The Soviet war in Afghanistan (1979-1989) [Photo essay]
[read the captions under each picture]
http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2014/08/the-soviet-war-in-afghanistan-1979-1989/100786/

The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and the US response
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1977-1980/soviet-invasion-afghanistan

US analysis of the Soviet war in Afghanistan
http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/NSAEBB/NSAEBB57/us.html

[Reminder to me: show this video in class]
Video: Soldiers of God (CNN Cold War) (46 minutes)
https://youtu.be/5bdE1D_fbV0







TREMENDOUS THURSDAY, 26 JANUARY

Friday songs on Thursday
(13 more weeks, and we'll be through)
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Friday+Songs

I. Prayer/Attendance

For Class Use: Random Name Generator
https://www.classtools.net/random-name-picker/1_V8BNab

II. Map

Middle East
http://www.projectvisa.com/regions/Middle_East

III. Homework for next week

a. Tuesday, 31 January: Soviet Union in Afghanistan

Afghanistan prior to the Soviet invasion (1950s and 1960s)
http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2013/07/afghanistan-in-the-1950s-and-60s/100544/

Timeline: Soviet war in Afghanistan (BBC News)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7883532.stm

The Soviet war in Afghanistan (1979-1989) [Photo essay]
[read the captions under each picture]
http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2014/08/the-soviet-war-in-afghanistan-1979-1989/100786/

The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and the US response
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1977-1980/soviet-invasion-afghanistan

US analysis of the Soviet war in Afghanistan
http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/NSAEBB/NSAEBB57/us.html

[Reminder to me: show this video in class]
Video: Soldiers of God (CNN Cold War) (46 minutes)
https://youtu.be/5bdE1D_fbV0

b. Thursday, 2 February: The Taliban

a. Who are the Taliban?" (FRONTLINE)
http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/afghanistan604/who.html

Click on and read each of the following tabs under "A Timeline to Power"
The Taliban Emerge (1994)
The Fall of Kandahar and Kabul (1996)
New Order Under Sharia Law (1996 to 1998)
Sanctions, Atrocities and Reprisals (1999 to 2001)
Taliban In Retreat, Karzai on the Rise (2002 to 2005)
The Taliban Are Back (2005)
Afghanistan: A New Iraq? (2006)
The Poppy Rises (2006 to 2007)
A New Offensive (2007)

b. Who are the Taliban? (BBC News)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-11451718

c. Afghanistan: Before and after the Taliban
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-26747712

[Reminder to me: show this video in class]

The History of the Taliban
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbGuEpuDgSA

Afghanistan: The Other War
http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/afghanistan604/video_index.html
http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/watch/player.html?pkg=604_afghan&seg=1&mod=0

IV. In class today: reaction to today's homework

James Mann (Rise of the Vulcans)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/pentagon/interviews/mann.html

Paths to Power:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/pentagon/paths/
Donald Rumsfeld
Dick Cheney
Paul Wolfowitz
Colin Powell
Richard Armitage
Condoleezza Rice

Career History of the players
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/pentagon/paths/bios.html#rumsfeld

Timeline: Rumsfeld's life
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/pentagon/etc/cronfeld.html

V. In class today: "The War Behind Closed Doors" video (53 mnutes)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/showsiraq/





TERRIFIC TUESDAY, 24 JANUARY

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. Map

Middle East
http://www.projectvisa.com/regions/Middle_East

III. FYI

Gulf War website and key links
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Gulf+War

IV. Homework for Thursday, 26 January

James Mann (Rise of the Vulcans)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/pentagon/interviews/mann.html

Paths to Power:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/pentagon/paths/
Donald Rumsfeld
Dick Cheney
Paul Wolfowitz
Colin Powell
Richard Armitage
Condoleezza Rice

Career History of the players
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/pentagon/paths/bios.html#rumsfeld

Timeline: Rumsfeld's life
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/pentagon/etc/cronfeld.html

[Reminder to me: Behind Closed Doors in class video]
Video (53 minutes)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/showsiraq/

V. In class today: reaction to homework

The Age of Unsatisfying Wars - NYTimes.com John Nagl
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/07/opinion/the-age-of-unsatisfying-wars.html?_r=1

At West Point, Asking if a War Doctrine Was Worth It - NYTimes.com
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/28/world/at-west-point-asking-if-a-war-doctrine-was-worth-it.html?_r=2&hpw&pagewanted=all

Interviews:
William Kristol
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/iraq/interviews/kristol.html
Richard Perle
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/iraq/interviews/perle.html

VI. In class today: new material

Evolution of Bush Doctrine: Broad strokes summary

Even prior to his candidacy for the Presidency
As he began his tutorials
Cheney as his VP running mate
Once he became President on 20 January 2001

Cheney in charge of transition; planting fellow neo-cons in key places
Paths To Power - Nixon Administration | Rumsfeld's War
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/pentagon/paths/

Powell as Secretary of State; seemingly going to be the powerful one
Might influence military policy as well

Condoleezza Rice as National Security Council (NSC) advisor

Rumsfeld as Secretary of Defense; his long alliance with Cheney

Prior to 9/11, it was still unclear what Bush's policies would be

9/11 changed the playing field

Role of George Tenet and the CIA in Afghanistan

Timeline: Evolution of the Bush Doctrine: detailed chronology
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/iraq/etc/cron.html
Go to this wiki page for the chronology:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Behind+Closed+Doors

Timeline: Failure of Diplomacy
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/blair/etc/cron.html
Also on the Behind Closed Doors wiki page
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Behind+Closed+Doors


TREMENDOUS THURSDAY, 19 JANUARY

Friday songs on Thursday
(14 more weeks, and we'll be through)
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Friday+Songs

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. Map

Middle East
http://www.projectvisa.com/regions/Middle_East

III. FYI [do this on Tuesday, 24 January]

a Gulf War website and key links
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/FRONTLINE

IV. Homework

a. Tuesday, 24 January:

The Age of Unsatisfying Wars - NYTimes.com John Nagl
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/07/opinion/the-age-of-unsatisfying-wars.html?_r=1

At West Point, Asking if a War Doctrine Was Worth It - NYTimes.com
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/28/world/at-west-point-asking-if-a-war-doctrine-was-worth-it.html?_r=2&hpw&pagewanted=all

Timeline: Evolution of the Bush Doctrine
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/iraq/etc/cron.html

Interviews:
William Kristol
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/iraq/interviews/kristol.html
Richard Perle
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/iraq/interviews/perle.html

b. Thursday, 26 January

Timeline: Failure of Diplomacy
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/blair/etc/cron.html
Also on the Behind Closed Doors wiki page
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Behind+Closed+Doors

James Mann (Rise of the Vulcans)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/pentagon/interviews/mann.html

Paths to Power:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/pentagon/paths/
Donald Rumsfeld
Dick Cheney
Paul Wolfowitz
Colin Powell
Richard Armitage
Condoleezza Rice

Career History of the players
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/pentagon/paths/bios.html#rumsfeld

Timeline: Rumsfeld's life
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/pentagon/etc/cronfeld.html

IV. In class today: reaction to homework

a. Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988)

The Iran-Iraq War (25 years later)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4260420.stm

The beauty and the horror of the Iran-Iraq war
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-34353349

Legacy of the Iran-Iran war lives on
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-34444337

b. Gulf War

Iraq invades Kuwait (1990)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/august/2/newsid_2526000/2526937.stm

The Gulf War (1991)
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1989-1992/gulf-war

V. In class today: FYI

FRONTLINE website and video of Gulf War

[Remind class of the availability of this entire website]
Go to this wiki page: The Gulf War is the first video outlined
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/FRONTLINE

VI. In class today: Video

Video: Gulf War (20th Century Battlefields)
http://youtu.be/HMV_0iTk1qs





TERRIFIC TUESDAY, 17 JANUARY

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. Map

Middle East
http://www.projectvisa.com/regions/Middle_East

III. Homework for Thursday, 19 January

a. Iran-Iraq War

The Iran-Iraq War (25 years later)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4260420.stm

The beauty and the horror of the Iran-Iraq war
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-34353349

Legacy of the Iran-Iran war lives on
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-34444337

b. Gulf War

Iraq invades Kuwait
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/august/2/newsid_2526000/2526937.stm

The Gulf War, 1991
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1989-1992/gulf-war

[Reminder to me: show this video in class on Thursday]
20th Century Battlefields - Gulf War (1991) full video
http://youtu.be/HMV_0iTk1qs

[Remind class of the availability of this entire website]
Go to this wiki page: The Gulf War is the first video outlined
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/FRONTLINE

IV. In class today (Tuesday, 17 January): reaction to homework

a. Admiral James Stavridis: What I Read
http://www.thewire.com/global/2012/08/natos-supreme-allied-commander-europe-james-stavridis-what-i-read/55626/

b. Islam

Why Muslim women wear the veil [click on the graphic showing different styles]
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/5411320.stm

Muslims: Frequently Asked Questions
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/muslims/etc/faqs.htm

What Muslims believe: Five Pillars of Islam
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/muslims/etc/what.html

c. Iranian Revolution

The Iranian Revolution in pictures
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/spl/hi/pop_ups/04/middle_east_the_iranian_revolution/html/1.stm

Iran history timeline [read up to 1988]
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-14542438

Shah of Iran flees into exile
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/16/newsid_2530000/2530475.stm

V. In class today: Iranian Revolution video

Iranian Revolution documentary
http://youtu.be/aQhgsgD7WLQ





TREMENDOUS THURSDAY, 12 JANUARY

Friday songs on Thursday
(15 more weeks, and we'll be through)
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Friday+Songs

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. Map

Middle East
http://www.projectvisa.com/regions/Middle_East

III. Homework

a. Tuesday, 17 January:

Admiral James Stavridis: What I Read
http://www.thewire.com/global/2012/08/natos-supreme-allied-commander-europe-james-stavridis-what-i-read/55626/

Why Muslim women wear the veil [click on the graphic showing different styles]
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/5411320.stm

Muslims: Frequently Asked Questions
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/muslims/etc/faqs.htm

What Muslims believe: Five Pillars of Islam
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/muslims/etc/what.html

The Iranian Revolution in pictures
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/spl/hi/pop_ups/04/middle_east_the_iranian_revolution/html/1.stm

Iran history timeline [read up to 1988]
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-14542438

Shah of Iran flees into exile
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/16/newsid_2530000/2530475.stm

[Reminder to me: show this video in class today]
Iranian Revolution documentary
http://youtu.be/aQhgsgD7WLQ

b. Thursday, 19 January

Iran-Iraq War

The Iran-Iraq War (25 years later)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4260420.stm

The beauty and the horror of the Iran-Iraq war
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-34353349

Legacy of the Iran-Iran war lives on
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-34444337

Gulf War

Iraq invades Kuwait
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/august/2/newsid_2526000/2526937.stm

The Gulf War, 1991
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1989-1992/gulf-war

[Reminder to me: show this video in class on Thursday]
20th Century Battlefields - Gulf War (1991) full video
http://youtu.be/HMV_0iTk1qs

[Remind class of the availability of this entire website]
Go to this wiki page: The Gulf War is the first video outlined
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/FRONTLINE

IV. FYI

a. Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/news
b. BBC News
http://www.bbc.com/news/world
c. Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/
d. New York Times
http://international.nytimes.com/
e. Wall Street Journal
http://www.wsj.com/
f. Economist
http://www.economist.com/

V. In class today:

A. Finish up the remaining part of the FRONTLINE video: The Mind of Saddam Hussein
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfJ1Lw5-W9Y&feature=youtu.be

B. Islam

Muslim veils

Why do women wear the hijab?
http://youtu.be/sobFJShtuOo

Olympians in Hijab and Bikini
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/12/opinion/olympians-in-hijab-and-bikini.html?_r=0

Putting Faith and Sports on the Same Team
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/06/business/putting-faith-and-sports-on-the-same-team.html

Meet the woman in the American flag hijab
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-34852817

Sunni vs Shi'ite

Sunnis and Shias: Islam's Ancient Schism (BBC News)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-16047709

Why the Sunnis and Shias are fighting (Washington Post)
[Be sure to play the video]
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/01/22/why-sunnis-and-shias-are-fighting-explained-in-two-minutes/

Questions rebels use to tell Sunni from Shiite
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/25/world/middleeast/questioning-helps-rebels-tell-sunnis-from-shiites.html

Map of Sunni/Shia divisions
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/world_maps/muslim_distribution.jpg

Hajj: Pilgrimage to Mecca

Video
http://youtu.be/q7q_LcqbvKI

Why do millions gather in Mecca each year [this is good]
http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zgymxnb

Hajj
http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/islam/practices/hajj_1.shtml#h2

Hajj in pictures
http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/galleries/hajj/

Ramadan

Video: What is Ramadan?
http://youtu.be/0ikpzGMoB5Y

Ramadan 2015: what do I need to know?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z82mtfr

Ramadan: A Guide to the Islamic holy month
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/17/ramadan-guide-to-islamic-holy-month-muslims-fast





TERRIFIC TUESDAY, 10 January 2017

I'm Dave Lambert. I hope you had a terrific break.

We are going to have fun together this semester--while learning much in the process.


SORRY, NO CRASHING

I won't be able to add anyone who is not already registered.


TODAY'S SCHEDULE.

I will send the material on this page to you via email.

1. Prayer

I will pray for us every class and ask if you have a prayer request or a praise you feel comfortable offering publicly.

My church: Grace Church (Baptist) in Glendora (the Spanish-language ministry)

My wife's church: St. Dorothy's Catholic Church in Glendora

2. Thorn in the Flesh
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Thorn+in+the+Flesh

Integrating my faith into our class is natural for me. So I want to start off the semester doing so.

3. Info card
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Info+Card

4. Syllabus
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/HIST+484+Iraq+Syllabus

We will go over it in more detail Thursday, but here are the highlights.

a. You need to bring your laptop to every class session.

b. No text is required. We will use all online sources and websites.

c. Grade is based on a take-home mid-term and final, a term paper, and participation.

d. Attendance is required. Any absences over two will mean a deduction to the grade.

5. Learning Professor wiki
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/home

6. Our Class Page
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/HIST+484+Today+%28S17%29

Always turn to this page for our daily schedule
[This outline is on that page.]

7. Overview of where we will be heading this semester:

a.We will use tons of material from various FRONTLINE websites/videos.
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/FRONTLINE

b. Profiles of countries in the Middle East
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Country+Profiles

We will use the portion on Islam and the Islamic State from this page for sure.

c. Iraq resources page.
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Iraq+resources

Let me explain what is on here and how we will use it, once I spend a bit more time putting everyting in the order in which we will cover items during our semester.

8. Video: FRONTLINE: The Mind of Saddam Hussein**
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfJ1Lw5-W9Y&feature=youtu.be