Author : William L. Peace (Sr.)
ISBN10 : N.A
Publisher : N.A
Number of Pages : 17
Category : Civil-military relations
Viewed : 1213
Book Summary: Allied forces spent much time planning and preparing for the occupation of the axis countries, obtaining practical experience in North Africa, Sicily and France as they pressed on toward Berlin. Unity of command and unity of effort ensured effective government of Germany, helping to make it a vibrant country today, ranking in the top five countries in many metrics. Iraq has not been as fortunate, and has only started to move forward within the last three to four of the almost nine years of occupation there. The United States did not have as much time to plan for the occupation, and unity of command was not achieved in the beginning, causing a lack of security during the beginning of the occupation. We can take some lessons from these operations and apply them to the future. While we cannot yet know the outcome of Iraq, there is hope that it will become our friend in years to come.