Army report: U.S. lost control in Iraq three months after invasion

Maj. Isaiah Wilson, the official historian of the US Army for the Iraq war has written that the US military lost its dominance in Iraq during the summer of 2003.

A report by the U.S. Army official historian said the military was hampered by the failure to occupy and stabilize Iraq in 2003. As a result, the military lost its dominance by July 2003 and has yet to regain that position.

"In the two to three months of ambiguous transition, U.S. forces slowly lost the momentum and the initiative gained over an off-balanced enemy," the report said. "The United States, its Army and its coalition of the willing have been playing catch-up ever since."


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