The Insurgency


Kidnappings. Suicide bombers. Beheadings. Roadside bombs. The Iraqi insurgency continues to challenge the most highly trained and best-equipped military in the world. FRONTLINE peels back the layers and gets beyond the propaganda to take a complex look inside the multi-faceted insurgency in Iraq. The investigation includes special access to insurgent leaders, as well as commanders of Iraqi and U.S. military units battling for control of the country and detailed analysis from journalists who have risked their lives to meet insurgent leaders and their foot soldiers. FRONTLINE explores the battle for one Iraqi town and presents vivid testimony from civilians whose families were targeted by the insurgents.

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Can the insurgency be defeated? (Kalev Sepp)

Rules of Engagement Quiz

Junior Officers innovating and improvising using CAVNET

Readings and Links

Interview: Colonel H.R. McMaster

Interview with Michael Ware


What is driving the insurgency (Council on Foreign Relations)

U.S. military is split on insurgency strategy

Iraq's insurgency after Zarqawi [killed 7 June 2006] (Council on Foreign Relations)