Iraq: December 4, 2003


One way to reduce coalition casualties has been to build large bases with everything thing people working there need. The largest example of this is in Baghdad, where a four square mile section of the city is surrounded by a fifteen foot high wall and armed guards. Many of the American (and other) soldiers and civilians inside this "Green Zone" never leave it except when they arrive from, and leave for, the airport. Saddam made it easy to create Green Zones by building his build palace compounds and closing off areas for the exclusive use of his followers. However, the combat troops often operate out of hundreds of smaller bases and "safe houses" (which are often temporary.)




Help Keep Us From Drying Up

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling.

Each month we count on your contribute. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage.
Subscribe   contribute   Close