Hard Lessons: The Iraq Reconstruction Experience

Hard Lessons: The Iraq Reconstruction Experience
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Hard Lessons: The Iraq Reconstruction Experience
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Answers important questions concerning Iraq Reconstruction by presenting a comprehensive history of the U.S. program, chiefly derived from: the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction's (SIGIR's) body of extensive oversight work in Iraq, hundreds of interviews with key figures involved with the reconstruction program, and thousands of documents. The report examines the pre-war planning for reconstruction, the shift from a large infrastructure program to a more community-based one, and the success of the Surge in 2007 and beyond. The report provides thirteen lessons applicable to contingency relief and reconstruction operations, which should create a basis for reviewing and reforming the U.S. approach to these activities.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Key Figures in Iraq Reconstruction

Acronyms

PART I: PLANNING TO REBUILD IRAQ

1. Planning Begins
2. The Agencies Engage
3. The Department of Defense Takes Charge
4. Staging in Kuwait
5. ORHA in Baghdad

PART II: THE COALITION PROVISIONAL AUTHORITY LEADS RECONSTRUCTION

6. Charting a New Course
7. CPA’s Shortfalls
8. Treasury’s Economic Triage
9. Bremer’s Grand Vision
10. Contracting Billions for Reconstruction
11. Restoring Iraq’s Capacity to Govern
12. Reconstructing Iraqi Security Forces
13. Restarting Oil Production
14. Rebuilding Electricity
15. Reconstruction in Transition

PART III: U.S. EMBASSY TAKES CHARGE

16. Negroponte’s Revisions
17. Contingency Contracting and Program Management
18. Building in a War Zone
19. Iraqi Security Forces and Counterinsurgency
20. Elections, the Rule of Law, and Fighting Corruption
21. Investigating Fraud

PART IV: OVERCOMING ROADBLOCKS TO RECONSTRUCTION

22. Khalilzad’s Adaptations
23. Returning to the Provinces
24. The Primacy of Capacity Development
25. Reconstruction Amid Sectarian Violence
26. The Civilian Surge

PART V: LESSONS LEARNED

27. Hard Lessons
28. Afterword: Reforming Contingency Relief and Reconstruction Operations

ANNEXES

I. The Genesis and Methodology of Hard Lessons
II. Oversight of Reconstruction Programs and Expenditures

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

NOTES

Audience

This publication would be useful to military leaders, policymakers, members of government, defense agencies/contractors, and members of military-focused committees.  This publication would also be useful to historians and students engaged with historical/political/military/warfare studies.

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Publisher:
Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction
Key Phrases:
  • SIGIR, Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction
  • Iraq War, 2003 -
  • Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA)
  • Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance (ORHA)
  • Defense Department
  • Negroponte, John D.
  • Khalilzad, Zalmay
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Record Creation Date:
12/19/2008
Last Status Update:
09/07/2017
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