This microfilm edition of Special Studies, The Middle East: War in Iraq, 2003_2006, offers researchers access to a rich body of source material documenting, analyzing, and debating U.S. policies and actions in the first great international crisis of the twenty-first century. From studies assessing the diplomatic and military options on the brink of war in early 2003 to the recommendations of the Iraq Study Group in late 2006, the documents in this collection examine a wide range of important issues with timely and critical analyses. Included here are reports of government agencies, transcripts of congressional
hearings, communications from the White House, essays from national security experts, summaries of investigations and audits, and strategic research papers and graduate theses from military education and training centers. The collection highlights the controversial nature of U.S. involvement in Iraq in all of its dimensions.