Instructions for American Servicemen in Iraq during World War II



American Success Or Failure In Iraq May Well Depend On Whether The Iraqis Like American Soldiers Or NotThe U.S Military Could Certainly Have Used That Bit Of Wisdom In 2003, As Violence Began To Eclipse The Iraq War S Early Successes Ironically, Had The Army Only Looked In Its Own Archives, They Would Have Found It That Piece Of Advice Is From A Manual The U.S War Department Handed Out To American Servicemen Posted In Iraq Back In 1943.The Advice In Instructions For American Servicemen In Iraq During World War II, Presented Here In A New Facsimile Edition, Retains A Surprising, Even Haunting, Relevance In Light Of Today S Muddled Efforts To Win Iraqi Hearts And Minds Designed To Help American Soldiers Understand And Cope With What Was At The Time An Utterly Unfamiliar Culture The Manual Explains How To Pronounce The Word Iraq, For Instance This Brief, Accessible Handbook Mixes Do And Don T Style Tips Always Respect The Moslem Women Talk Arabic If You Can To The People No Matter How Badly You Do It, They Will Like It With General Observations On Iraqi History And Society The Book S Overall Message Still Rings True Dramatically So Than Sixty Years Later Treat An Iraqi And His Family With Honor And Respect, And You Will Have A Strong Ally Treat Him With Disrespect And You Will Create An Unyielding Enemy.With A Foreword By Lieutenant Colonel John A Nagl Reflecting On The Manual S Continuing Applicability And Lamenting That It Was Unknown At The Start Of The Invasion This New Edition Of Instructions For American Servicemen In Iraq Will Be Essential Reading For Anyone Who Cares About The Future Of Iraq And The Fate Of The American Soldiers Serving There.Instructions for American Servicemen in Iraq during World War II

The Department of the Army DA is one of the three military departments within the Department of Defense of the United States of America The Department of the Army is the Federal Government agency within which the United States Army is organized, and it is led by the Secretary of the Army who has statutory authority 10 U.S.C 3013 to conduct its affairs and to prescribe regulations for its gov

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  • Hardcover
  • 64 pages
  • Instructions for American Servicemen in Iraq during World War II
  • U.S. Department of the Army
  • English
  • 01 March 2017
  • 9780226841700

10 thoughts on “Instructions for American Servicemen in Iraq during World War II

  1. says:

    I borrowed this little book from the library because I thought it would be an interesting time capsule, a look into a part of World War II not often seen What I did not expect to find was how much we knew, and seemingly forgot, about the Iraqi people In terms of relations, this little book provides a far practical guide to being stationed in that country than I found in my training bef...

  2. says:

    An excellent, short description of Iraqis and their customs This is a reprint of a manual that the US Army distributed in 1943 to servicemen stationed in Iraq A US Army Colonel discovered it and lamented the fact that it wasn t distributed to his troops dur...

  3. says:

    Sometimes we forget we have so much experience in the Middle East This book is a good example about how we have had it, and seemingly forgot it for a while Also, the pronunciation guide for Arabic at the end is quite useful.

  4. says:

    Shorter than some of the other entries in this series but supplemented by an excellent introduction.

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