03:08 PDA Bulletin - Iraqi Combatant and Noncombatant Fatalities in the 2003
- How many Iraqis died in the 2003 Iraq war?
What are the implications for stability in Iraq, the "war
on terrorism", and the "new warfare"?
A new study from the Project on Defense Alternatives (PDA) estimates
the total number of Iraqis killed in the 2003 war, based on hospital
and burial reports, combat statistics, and battlefield testimony from
both sides in the conflict. Uniquely, the report also distinguishes
between noncombatant and combatant civilians (non-uniformed
fighters.) And it compares the experience of Operations Iraqi Freedom
and Desert Storm.
"The Wages of War: Iraqi Combatant and Noncombatant Fatalities in the
2003 Conflict" by Carl Conetta. PDA Research Monograph #8, 20 October
With two appendices:
Appendix 1. "Survey and assessment of reported Iraqi combatant
fatalities in the 2003 War" (.pdf file) --
Appendix 2. "Iraqi Combatant and Noncombatant Fatalities in the 1991
Gulf War" (.pdf file). --
Is an all European armed force a feasible option in the future?
What should it be like and how different from U.S. forces?
A new PDA guest publication models an integrated European Armed
Forces. It addresses the conceptual framework, strategic orientation,
key functions, posture, resources, personnel, and budget.
"European Armed Forces of Tomorrow: A New Perspective" by Lutz
Unterseher. PDA Guest Publication, 20 October 2003 (.pdf file).
Project on Defense Alternatives
Cambridge, MA USA
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