The Resource An argument for documenting casualties : violence against Iraqi civilians 2006, Katharine Hall, Dale Stahl

An argument for documenting casualties : violence against Iraqi civilians 2006, Katharine Hall, Dale Stahl

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An argument for documenting casualties : violence against Iraqi civilians 2006
Title
An argument for documenting casualties
Title remainder
violence against Iraqi civilians 2006
Statement of responsibility
Katharine Hall, Dale Stahl
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Language
eng
Summary
Protecting the civilian population is one of the central tenets of U.S. counterinsurgency doctrine. Until very recently, however, the U.S. military has not had a formal system for documenting the level of violence directed against Iraqi civilians. Therefore, other groups (such as nongovernmental organizations, the United Nations, and Iraqi ministries) have filled the vacuum in reporting, relying on media accounts, surveys, death certificates, and other open-source information to generate datasets of varying transparency and quality. The resulting statistics have generated widespread debate over sources, methods, and political biases. This study examines available open-source data on Iraqi civilian fatalities and assesses problems associated with previous collection and analysis efforts. The authors present a more robust RAND Corporation Iraqi civilian violence dataset from which they derive new observations about trends in targeting and weapons in 2006. RAND's dataset reveals that the majority of attacks in the year 2006 against civilians were directed against individuals without any identifiable affiliation, and that most attacks were carried out using firearms (rather than via improvised explosive devices or suicide attacks). These findings lead to a proposed framework for future civilian fatality data-collection efforts in Iraq and beyond
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Hall, Katharine
Illustrations
  • maps
  • charts
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS79.76
LC item number
.H33 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • statistics
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  • Stahl, Dale
  • JSTOR Open Access
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  • Iraq War (2003-2011)
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Civilian war casualties
  • Violent deaths
  • Counterinsurgency
  • HISTORY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Battle casualties
  • Civilian war casualties
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Violent deaths
  • Iraq
  • Unruhen
  • Zivilbevölkerung
  • Toter
  • Statistik
  • Unruhen
  • Zivilbevölkerung
  • Toter
  • Statistik
  • Irak
Label
An argument for documenting casualties : violence against Iraqi civilians 2006, Katharine Hall, Dale Stahl
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 49-51)
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Figures -- Tables -- Summary -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- Counting Iraqi civilian deaths -- The Lancet studies -- United Nations reports -- Iraq body count -- Iraqi government statistics -- Conclusions -- Detailed analysis of RAND's civilian violence dataset -- The RAND dataset -- A closer look at 2006 : who is being attacked, where, and how -- Conclusions -- Recent developments : COIN and the U.S. military's data collection effort -- COIN and Iraq : doctrine versus reality -- The reduction of violence in 2007 : General Petraeus and the surge -- Conclusions -- Conclusions and recommendations : a better collection framework -- References
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 51 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282033139
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unknown
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
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color maps, color charts
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/cttfvdv
System control number
  • (OCoLC)341079563
  • (OCoLC)ocn341079563
Label
An argument for documenting casualties : violence against Iraqi civilians 2006, Katharine Hall, Dale Stahl
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 49-51)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Figures -- Tables -- Summary -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- Counting Iraqi civilian deaths -- The Lancet studies -- United Nations reports -- Iraq body count -- Iraqi government statistics -- Conclusions -- Detailed analysis of RAND's civilian violence dataset -- The RAND dataset -- A closer look at 2006 : who is being attacked, where, and how -- Conclusions -- Recent developments : COIN and the U.S. military's data collection effort -- COIN and Iraq : doctrine versus reality -- The reduction of violence in 2007 : General Petraeus and the surge -- Conclusions -- Conclusions and recommendations : a better collection framework -- References
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 51 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282033139
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
color maps, color charts
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/cttfvdv
System control number
  • (OCoLC)341079563
  • (OCoLC)ocn341079563

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