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Thread: Looking for people who served in Anbar For Interviews

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    Default Looking for people who served in Anbar For Interviews


    My name is Joel Wing and I run the blog Musings On Iraq. I've posted some of my work on the Iraqi thread on the board. I'm looking for people who served in Anbar Iraq that might be interested in doing interviews for my blog. I'm specifically looking for people who fought in either of the two battles for Fallujah or were involved with the tribes there, can be the Awakening or before such as the Anbar Revolutionaries, etc.

    What I'm hoping to do is not only gain insight into the fighting and tribal engagement, but also compare that to what the Iraqi forces are dealing with now fighting for Anbar.

    I can do interviews via email or Skype. My questions would not only be about some of the details of the fighting in Anbar and how the U.S. worked with the tribes, but hopefully get some details on the strategy used. If enough people are interested I would compile these interviews into one article on the battles for Fallujah and another on the tribes. If I only get a few responses I would make each interview an individual piece.

    I've done 54 interview so far. That has included people in the government such as former Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Stuart Bowen and the State Dept's Keith Mines who was the CPA governor for Anbar, think tank analysts such as Jessica Lewis from the Institute for the Study of War and Douglas Ollivant from the New American Foundation, academics such as Georgetown's Prof Joseph Sassoon and Univ of London's Prof Michael Spagat, and noted Iraqi historian Phebe Marr, along with journalists like the New Yorker's Dexter Filkins and Reuters' Ned Parker. Here is a link to all of my interviews:

    Please do not use Internet Explorer to view the blog because it's incompatible. Use another web browser such as Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome, etc. and everything should show up.

    If anyone is interested please email me at: I'd like to be able to complete all of the interviews and publish them within a month, i.e. end of June.

    Thank you for your time

    Joel Wing
    Musings On Iraq blog

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    Default Advising The Iraqi Police In Anbar 2010-11 Interview With Morgan Smiley

    Here is an interview with Morgan Smiley who advised the Iraqi Federal Police in Ramadi, Anbar with the 3rd ID from 2010-2011. I'm looking for more people who worked/served in Anbar to interview. If you're interested please contact me. And thanks to Morgan for his time and quick responses.

    Please do not use Internet Explorer to view my blog. It no longer workers with Google Blogger. Use another web browser like Safari, Firefox, Google Chrome, etc.

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