RUSI JournalVolume 157Issue 6members only

Iraqnophobia: The Dangers of Forgetting Operation Telic

As the tenth anniversary of the Iraq War approaches, it is important not to forget the strategic and military lessons of Operation Telic.

As the tenth anniversary of the US-UK invasion of Iraq approaches, and with the findings of the Chilcot Inquiry yet to be published, public debate is likely to focus once again on the events surrounding the political decision to go to war. However, many argue that this will overshadow the most important lessons for the UK: those that can be drawn from the conduct of military operations in southeastern Iraq, in the period between 2003 and 2007. Geraint Hughes offers a timely

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