This week marks the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq and the beginning of the Iraq War (2003-2011).
The BBC has published a special report on “Iraq: 10 Years On.” Le Monde offers a video documentary on the anniversary. Al Jazeera provides extensive reporting on the 10th anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War.
NPR reports on comparisons between the historical memories of Vietnam War and the Iraq War.
The New York Times offers a series of op-eds reflecting on the meaning of the invasion and the prolonged Iraq War that followed. John A. Nagl’s op-ed, entitled “What America Learned in Iraq,” provides a military perspective from the officer (now retired) who authored the United States Army’s counter-insurgency policy.
The Iraqi people continue to suffer from civil violence and it can be argued that the Iraq War is still ongoing today. The Iraq Body Count project continues to monitor reports of attacks in Iraq and to record fatalities on its website.
Students of the history of war, culture, and society will be interested in the extensive flood of publications surrounding the 10th anniversary of the outbreak of the Iraq War. Graduate students working on issues of historical memory will want to explore the cultural processes of commemorating the Iraq War.