A Gentle Occupation: Dutch military operations in Iraq 2003-2005

Arthur ten Cate, Thijs Zaalberg

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This book analyses Dutch military operations in the aftermath of the 2003 US-led invasion in Iraq, in the southern province of Al Muthanna. It details Dutch stabilization efforts and contextualizes the Dutch contribution as part of the larger experiences of Coalition Forces supporting the regime change in Iraq.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeiden
PublisherLeiden University Press
Number of pages312
ISBN (Print)9789087282226
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Iraq War
  • Dutch peacebuilding
  • Dutch approach

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