A Gentle Occupation: Dutch Military Operations In Iraq, 2003-2005 by Thijs Brocades ZaalbergA Gentle Occupation: Dutch Military Operations In Iraq, 2003-2005 by Thijs Brocades Zaalberg

A Gentle Occupation: Dutch Military Operations In Iraq, 2003-2005

byThijs Brocades Zaalberg, Arthur Ten Cate

Paperback | July 15, 2015

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A Gentle Occupation analyzes Dutch military operations in the aftermath of the 2003 United States-led invasion of Iraq. Unlike troops elsewhere, Dutch forces in Al Muthanna province met with little resistance, and the notion of a superior "Dutch approach" is now widespread. Using previously classified documents and archive materials, Arthur ten Cate and Thijs Brocades Zaalberg challenge this idea by detailing tactical operations and contextualizing the Dutch actions within the larger experiences of the coalition forces. Ultimately, the authors argue that the success of Al Muthanna province was due to the overall conditions and not a unique Dutch strategy.
Arthur ten Cate is a senior researcher and project manager at the Netherlands Institute of Military History in The Hague. Thijs Brocades Zaalberg is a researcher at the Netherlands Institute of Military History.
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Title:A Gentle Occupation: Dutch Military Operations In Iraq, 2003-2005Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.2 × 6 × 1 inPublished:July 15, 2015Publisher:Leiden University Press AcademicLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9087282222

ISBN - 13:9789087282226

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1: Towards Iraq
Chapter 2: ‘A Sandpit under Dutch Control’
Chapter 3: Governing in the Midst of Chaos
Chapter 4: Creating a secure environment
Chapter 5: Caught between a power struggle and an uprising
Chapter 6: Reconstruction
Chapter 7: Dutch approach?
Acknowledgements
Select bibliography
Abbreviations and acronyms
Notes
Index

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"This is a very well written, extensively researched draft that will fill a niche (particularly in the English language) on the role the Netherlands played in the initial phase of operations in post-Saddam Hussein's Iraq."