Iraqis came up to [COL Rick Schwartz] and said, 'Thanks for getting rid of Saddam. What do we do now?' Rick had no answer.
That coalition forces were ill-prepared and ill-equipped to secure the peace after capturing Baghdad is well understood. How has the joint community evolved its doctrine and postured itself better to address the demands of post-conflict environments? WAR ROOM welcomes Bill Flavin and Scott Braderman from the U.S. Army War College's Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute to present on-going discussions at joint and interagency levels.
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Bill Flavin is Assistant Director at the Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI) at the U.S. Army War College. Scott Braderman is PKSOI's chief of research. The views expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Army War College, U.S. Army, or Department of Defense.
Photo: US soldiers deploy in a street during clashes with Iraqis in the northern city of Mosul 13 June 2003.
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