The vicious urban battle for the Iraqi city of Fallujah in November 2004 was a turning point in the campaign by the US and its allies against Iraqi insurgents. This book gives an insight into the actions and techniques of the year-long fight for the city. It includes an account of the planning and execution of the operation to take the city.
John R. Ballard is currently assigned to the office of the Secretary of Defense in the Pentagon. He commanded the Marine Corps' 4th Civil Affairs Group in Iraq during operations Iraqi Freedom and Al Fajr. He is Professor of Joint Military Operations at the U.S. Naval War College.