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Operation Inherent Resolve

In 2014 the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) rapidly gained territory in both Syria and Iraq. The United States began to provide assistance to the government in Iraq and became involved in the fight to degrade and defeat ISIS. This effort was labeled Operation Inherent Resolve or OIR.

Resources About Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR)

Iraq - A Country Study.  Library of Congress.

Academic Info.  Directory of online resources for Iraq studies.

War in Iraq.  Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The Iraq War Reader: History, Documents, Opinions.  Foreign Affairs.

References on OIR (2014-2020)

Operation Inherent Resolve: U.S. Ground Force Contributions, RAND Corporation, 2022, PDF, 268 pages. View online or download here.

References about ISIS

Islamic State. RAND Corporation

ISIS. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"Timeline: the Rise, Spread, and Fall of the Islamic State", Wilson Center, October 2019.

News Articles on OIR

"By With, and Through" Will Not Save US Forces From Direct Combat: American Ground Force Contributions to the Campaign Against ISIS", Modern War Institute at West Point, January 24, 2023.







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