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War Report

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Project on Defense Alternatives

This page was last updated in March 2009 and is archived. There are about 14,000 documents and articles on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan listed and linked to here. For years to come this site should remain one the very best resource sites on these two wars.

Some small percentage of the links on this site will go bad each year. In the case of bad links you should be able to locate the publication by searching for the publication by name in quotation marks or by going to the personal webpage of the author.

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Archive Index by topic (2002-April 2009)

Periodic Official Reports on Iraq

Special topics pages:
Insurgent Iraq
Iraq Withdrawal & Exit Plans

Project on Defense Alternatives Reports on Iraq

Other Resource Sites


Archive Index by topic (2002-April 2009)

Periodic Official Reports

Project on Defense Alternatives Reports on Afghanistan

Other Resource Sites

Daily War News

Other PDA Websites

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Archive Index

  1. Overviews
  2. Military Ops & Forces
  3. Older Military Ops & Forces (2002-2005)
  4. The Surge
  5. Civilian Casualties
  6. Humanitarian Crisis & Human Rights
  7. International Law
  8. Regional Repercussions
  9. US Politics & Public Opinion
  10. World Reaction
  11. Media Coverage
  12. Postwar Governance
  13. Older Governance articles (2002-2005)
  14. Reconstruction & Economics
  15. Oil
  16. Foreign Contractors
  17. Iraqi Politics & Groups
  18. Insurgency
  19. Iraqi Armed Forces
  20. Iraqi Opinion & Media
  21. Prisoner Abuse
  22. Weapon Inspections
  23. Cost of War
  24. Intelligence Failure
  25. Permanent Basing
  26. Secret British Memos
  27. Withdrawal
  28. Fallujah

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Periodic Official Status Reports

U.S. DOD Measuring Security & Stability in Iraq (quarterly)

USAID Iraq Humanitarian and Reconstruction Assistance Updates (weekly)

U.S. State Department Section 2207 Report on Iraq Relief and Reconstruction (quarterly)

U.S. State Department Iraq Weekly Status Report (weekly)

Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (quarterly & various)

U.N. Iraq Documents & Secretary-General Reports (quarterly & various)

U.N. Humanitarian Update on Iraq (monthly)

U.N. Iraq Reconstruction & Development Updates

UNAMI Situation Reports (Archive)

UNAMI Documents

Multi-National Security Transition Command (various)

U.S. DOD Iraq and Afghanistan Casualty Report

Relief Web Iraq: Various Official & NGO Updates by Sector

Brookings Institution Iraq Index. Statistics on Reconstruction & Security in post-Saddam Iraq (bi-weekly)

Iraq Coalition Casualty Count (daily)

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List of Resources

Iraq Oil Report
Ben Lando. United Press International.

The Iraqi Conflict
Vincent Ferraro. Mt. Holyoke College.

Special Coverage: Iraq Aftermath
Documents, Resolutions, and Reports. FindLaw Legal News.

Iraq Revenue Watch: Monitoring Iraq Reconstruction Funds, Contracts, Oil
Open Society Institute, New York.

Informed Comment - Thoughts on the Middle East, History, Islam, and Religion
Juan Cole. Weblog.

Records Released in Response to Torture FOIA Request
American Civil Liberties Union

Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict
Washington, DC

'On War' Archive
William S. Lind. Posted on the Defense and the National Interest Website.

CPA Documents
Coalition Provisional Authority, Iraq

Images of War From the Civil War to the Current Gulf War with Iraq
Media Literacy Clearinghouse. Columbia, South Carolina.

Iraq Crisis
Global Policy Forum. New York, NY.

Target Iraq
Globalsecurity.org. Alexandria, VA.

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/www.oxfam.org.uk/resources/policy/conflict_disasters/downloads/afghanistan_priorities.pdf">Afghanistan: Development and Humanitarian Priorities
Oxfam International, 31 January 2008 (.pdf file).

Towards a Grand Strategy for an Uncertain World
Gen. Klaus Naumann et al. Noaber Foundation, 31 January 2008 (.pdf file).

Saving Afghanistan: An Appeal and Plan for Urgent Action
The Atlantic Council of the United States, 30 January 2008 (.pdf file).

Afghanistan Study Group Report: Revitalizing Our Efforts, Rethinking Our Strategy, 2nd ed.
Gen. James L. Jones et al. The Center for the Study of the Presidency, 30 January 2008 (.pdf file). Posted on the website of the Belfer Center at Harvard University.

Afghanistan Study Group Report
Gen. James L. Jones and Amb. Thomas R. Pickering. Center for the Study of the Presidency, 30 January 2008 (.pdf file).

Still Wrong in Afghanistan
Richard Holbrooke. Washington Post, 23 January 2008.

Poppy Seeds and Dragon's Teeth: NATO Struggles with an Opium-Funded War in Afghanistan
Robert Matthews. FRIDE, 23 January 2008. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website (.pdf file).

Independent Panel on Canada's Future Role in Afghanistan
Independent Panel, Canada, 22 January 2008.

Afghanistan: Europe's Forgotten War
Daniel Korski. European Council on Foreign Relations, 21 January 2008 (.pdf file).

Afghans, Report for Duty
Ronald E. Neumann. The New York Times, 14 January 2008.

2007 Security Statistics Released
Afghanistan Conflict Monitor, Human Security Report Project, 09 January 2008.

Elections in Afghanistan: Looking to the Future
Michael J. Metrinko. U.S. Army Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute, January 2008 (.pdf file).

Overcoming the Obstacles to Establishing a Democratic State in Afghanistan
Col. Dennis O. Young. Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 27 December 2007 (.pdf file).

US Airpower in Iraq (OIF) and Afghanistan (OEF): 2004-2007
Anthony H. Cordesman. Center for Strategic and International Studies, 13 December 2007 (.pdf file).

The State of the Afghan Insurgency
Seth G. Jones. Testimony presented before the Canadian Senate National Security and Defence Committee, 10 December 2007 (.pdf file).

40 Reasons to Reengage in Afghanistan
Center for American Progress, 10 December 2007.

Leaked Aid Map of Afghanistan Reveals Expansion of No-Go Zones
Nick Meo. The Times, UK, 05 December 2007.

ISAF Key Fact and Figures Placemat
ISAF, 05 December 2007 (.pdf file).

The Afghan-Pakistan War: A Status Report
Anthony H. Cordesman. Center for Strategic and International Studies, 04 December 2007 (.pdf file).

Poll: Afghans' Criticism of U.S. Efforts Rises; In the Southwest, Taliban Support Grows
Gary Langer. ABC News/BBC/ARD National Survey of Afghanistan, 03 December 2007.

Afghanistan: Regaining Momentum
Ali A. Jalali. Parameters, December 2007 (.pdf file).

NATO in Afghanistan: What Lessons Are We Learning and Are We Willing to Adjust?
Peter Dahl Thruelson. Danish Institute for International Studies, December 2007 (.pdf file).

NATO's Big Mission: The U.S., Europe and the Challenge of Afghanistan
Rory Stewart, James Dobbins, Kori Schake and Peter Rudolf. Panel organized by the Brookings Institution, 13 November 2007 (.pdf file).

Internal Displacement in Afghanistan
Khalid Koser. The Brookings Institution, 08 November 2007.

Provincial Reconstruction Teams in Afghanistan
Markus Gauster. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, November 2007 (.pdf file).

Evidence from the Field: Understanding Changing Levels of Opium Poppy Cultivation in Afghanistan
David Mansfield and Adam Pain. Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit, November 2007. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website (.pdf file).

Still on the Way to Afghanistan? Germany and its Forces in the Hindu Kush
Sebastian Merz. SIPRI, November 2007. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website (.pdf file).

Afghan Poppy for Medicine Projects: An Economic Case Study
Senlis Council, November 2007 (.pdf file).

Afghanistan's Economy: On the Right Road, But Still a Long Way to Go
Beth Ellen Cole. U.S. Institute of Peace, November 2007.

Afghanistan in 2007: A Survey of the Afghan People
Asia Foundation, 23 October 2007 (.pdf file).

Counternarcotics Strategy and Police Training in Afghanistan
Thomas A. Schweich. Testimony Before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Middle East and South Asia Subcommittee, 04 October 2007.

Democratization of a Dependent State: The Case of Afghanistan
Astri Suhrke. Chr. Michelsen Institute, October 2007 (.pdf file).

Fighting 'The Other War': Counterinsurgency Strategy in Afghanistan, 2003-2005 (.pdf file)
Lt. Gen. David W. Barno. Military Review, September/October 2007 (.pdf file).


Archive Index

  1. Overviews
  2. Military Ops & Forces
  3. Insurgency
  4. Governance
  5. Afghan Armed Forces
  6. Reconstruction
  7. Human Rights & Prisoners
  8. Global Repercussions
  9. Civilian Casualties
  10. Opium
  11. War Costs

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Periodic Official Status Reports

USAID Afghanistan Weekly Reports Archive

U.S. DOD Narcotics Control Reports with Afghanistan section (annual)

U.S. State Department South and Central Asia Reports. Includes Afghanistan Reports

Relief Web Afghanistan: Various Official & NGO Updates by Sector

Afghanistan Coalition Casualty Count (daily)

The Century Foundation Afghanistan Watch

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Afghanistan Reports Archive

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List of Resources

Torturing Democracy
National Security Archives, 2008.

Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission
Kabul, Afghanistan.

United Nations Development Programme in Afghanistan
Kabul, Afghanistan.

Afghanistan Information Management Service
Kabul, Afghanistan.

Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict
Washington, DC

Afghanistan Reconstruction
Development Gateway. Washington, D.C.

e-Ariana Afghanistan News

Reports from Fundamentalism-Blighted Afghanistan
Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA), Kabul, Afghanistan.

The Century Foundation Afghanistan Watch

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