Civilian deaths during the war,
also wounded, displaced
& missing,
general living conditions,
both during the war, and since:
stories & photographs
by journalists on the scene,
Red Cross Daily Bulletins,
as well as reports by
Amnesty International,
World Health Organization,
CARE International, etc.

Only through May 2004



PRISONER ABUSE FALLOUT

Three Views: An Interview by
the PBS Newshour's Ray Sanchez:
May 3, 2004

~~ Seymour Hersh is a longtime investigative
reporter and author, and is a staff writer
at the New Yorker.

~~ Lt. Col. Gary Solis served in the
Marine Corps from 1963 to 1989.
He served two tours in Vietnam,
and then became a lawyer. He's now
an adjunct professor at the Georgetown
Law School, where he teaches
the law of war.

~~ Hisham Melhem is the Washington
correspondent for the Beirut newspaper
As-Safir. He also hosts a weekly
program on the Arab news channel
al-Arabiya.



U.S. MARINES & IRAQI CIVILIANS

Individual Stories
2004


MARINES SEE PROGRESS
IN AL ANBAR SCHOOLS

- 1st Marine Division -- 28 May 2004

A Civil Affairs team near Ramadi checked
on a number of school projects to assess
quality and timeliness. Their findings were
encouraging.

MARINES DELIVER ON FIRFIGHTING,
FARMING GEAR FOR IRAQIS

- 1st Marine Division -- 28 May 2004

Marines delivered 20 sets of firefighting
equipment to Iraqi firemen at Nassir Al Salaam
Fire Department. Marines also took delivery of
some 70 wheelbarrows, shovels and picks to be
distributed to Iraqis in the near future.

1st MARINE DIVISION CONSIDERS
FALLUJAH HOUSING PROJECT

- 1st Marine Division -- 22 May 2004

1st Marine Division civil affairs teams
accept a proposal from Iraqi authorities
to build housing for 1,000 low-income
families in Fallujah.

MARINES HELP TO
STEP UP IRAQI WORKFORCE

- 1st Marine Division -- 16 May 2004

The Fallujah Liaison Team expects to have
four separate Iraqi contractors working in the
city as part of the Fallujah Cleanup and
Restoration Contract. The FLT plans call for
an initial hiring of a 1,200-man workforce
in the city.

IMPROVEMENTS ON TAP FOR
FALLUJAH, AL KHARMA

- 1st Marine Division -- 11 May 2004

Marines near Fallujah approved
to start the Fallujah Outreach Center
Project. Nearby, Marines resume
attendance of Al Kharma City meeting
for the first time in a month.

MARINES DONATE FARMING SUPPLIES
TO IRAQI VILLAGE

- 1st Marine Division -- 7 May 2004

Marines visited Al Budekil to
repair damage done to a farm after
a Marine tank was bogged down in a
farming field. Marines paid for
damages and delivered supplies to
assist the villagers for the
planting season.

THE MARINES ENTER FALLUJA,
WITH PEACE THEIR AIM

- 1st Marine Division -- 7 May 2004

Leathernecks made their way into
the embattled city of Fallujah, May 11,
where Major General James N. Mattis met
for 25 minutes with his anointed local
leaders on sullenly quiet streets.

CIVIL AFFAIRS MARINES
VISIT IRAQI VILLAGES
NEAR FALLUJAH

- 1st Marine Division -- May 2004

Marines from 3d Civil Affairs Group,
based out of Camp Pendleton, Calif.,
visited the small village of Al Budekil
and surrounding communities, May 6,
to compensate the locals for damages
to livestock, fields and structures.

MARINES ON A MISSION
TO WIN FRIENDS IN IRAQ

- Los Angeles Times -- 9 May 2004

Armed with toys and candy for the children
and seeds and farm tools for the adults,
U.S. Marines reach out to villagers
near Fallouja.

CAMP PENDLETON MARINES
WOULD RATHER BE FIGHTING

- San Diego Union Tribune -- 8 May 2004

Desert duty can take a toll
when boredom controls much of the day.

AFTER FALLUJAH FIGHTING,
U.S. MARINES LAUNCH BATTLE
FOR HEARTS AND MINDS

- The Manila Times -- 8 May 2004

Marines meeting with residents &
community leaders to offer compensation
for battle damage and to seek goodwill

IN FALLUJAH, CIVILITY RETURNS
- Christian Science Monitor -- 7 May 2004

Marines offer villagers
cash, food & medical assistance.



IRAQ POST-CONFLICT RECONSTRUCTION
ASSESSMENT MISSION REPORT


Center for Strategic and International Studies
July 17, 2003





GENERAL
SITUATION,
2003


Oxfam temporarily
withdraws staff from Iraq .

August 27
Oxfam, Great Britain


British aid agencies statement in response
to bombing of the UN headquarters
in Baghdad.

August 19
Oxfam, Great Britain


Latest on the Iraq crises
August 6
Oxfam, UK


Latest reports from
International Red Cross
staff in the field

(covering June 6 ~ 15)

To date (Aug 31) this is the
latest bulletin from the IRCR

Baghdad & Central Iraq;
Basra & Southern Iraq;
Northern Iraq;
Jordan
health issues, protection & tracing,
medical activities, water & sanitation,
overall security,
economic security,
mines & unexploded ordnance


Iraqi hospitals greatly in need of
supplies, security, sanitation, water.

June 12
Medical Aid for Iraqi Children


Food aid vital for
16 million people.

June 11
United Nations


Iraq facing nationwide summer health crises:
half of water in Iraq unsafe to drink

June 5
CARE International UK


Lack of security serious hindrance
to relief efforts in Iraq

May 22
United Nations Security Council


Iraq faces cholera outbreak
May 8
World Health Organization


The bombs that keep on killing
May 3
Time Magazine


Save the Children
fuels Iraq

April 27
Marine Corps Central Command


Fears that Baghdad on verge
of cholera epidemic

April 24
Associated Press


Dire situation in
Baghdad hospitals

April 15
International Red Cross


International Red Cross
calls urgently for protection
of civilian population

April 12


In Baghdad, widespread looting,
hospitals in crises

April 11
International Red Cross, CBS


Use of cluster bombs in civilian areas
April 8
Amnesty International

















INDIVIDUAL
STORIES,
2003


Retired Marine Gen. Anthony Zinni,
a former head of U.S. Central Command,
reflects on the pre-war and postwar planning
for the U.S.-led military operation in Iraq.
An interview with newsman
and former Marine Jim Lehrer.

30 September
Public Broadcasting Service


An interview with the top
U.S. Marine commander in Iraq:
Major General James Mattis.

26 September
Public Broadcasting Service


Reconstructing Iraq
with the Marines in the south
and the 101st Airborne in the north.

15 September
The Weekly Standard


"The Boy by the Side of the Road."
A Marine officer describes the death
of one Iraqi boy during the push north
.
31 August
Washington Post


"Bush Good, Saddam Bad!'
A Marine reports from Iraq,
where things are far better
than the media let on
.
19 August
Wall Street Journal


Marines patrol the night,
Iraqis sleep safe
.
June 12
Marine Expeditionary Force


Returning Marine sergeant reports
"98-99 percent" of the
civilians he encountered
loved to see the U.S. troops
.
June 5
Brattleboro Reformer


Iraqi civilians & Marines
team up to remove
unexploded ordnance

June 1
Register-Guard, Eugene, Oregon


Marines trade fire
with Iraqis in Mosul

April 17
Associated Press


Marines kill 7 Iraqi civilians
at checkpoint

April 4
Associated Press


Warm interaction between civilians
and Marines in Nasiriyah

April 3
Associated Press


Iraqi civilians cheer Marines
entering Kut Alhayy

April 2
Knight Ridder News Service


Marines detain 300 civilians
in Iraq

March 31
Detroit Free Press


Marines, villagers
feel each other out
in central Iraq

March 30
CNN


Iraqi civilians & Marines
try to find common ground
in Diwantiya

March 30
New York Times


Iraqi civilians feed hungry Marines
March 29
Agence France-Presse


Marines confront
"moral fog of war"

March 29
North County Times, San Diego















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UPDATES ON MUSEUM LOOTING
AND RECOVERY EFFORTS


Jeffrey Brown gets perspective on the
recovery efforts at the Iraq Museum from
Marine Reserve Col. Matthew Bogdanos,
who headed the investigation into
last Aprilís looting.

Public Broadcasting Service ~ October 1

The Iraqi National Museum reopened today,
nearly three months after artifacts went missing
during the fall of Baghdad. Jeffrey Brown
discusses the hunt for stolen antiquities
with Marine Col. Matthew Bogdanos,
head of the U.S. team of military and civilian
investigators trying to recover missing items,
and Henry Wright, an archaeologist
at the University of Michigan and coordinator
of a National Geographic Society group
that recently visited Iraq.

Public Broadcasting Service ~ July 3

Maybe not so exaggerated after all:
LOOTERS STOLE 6,000 ARTIFACTS
Number Expected to Rise as
Officials Take Inventory in Iraq;
Number does not include thousands
of shattered artifacts.
Washington Post ~ June 21

MOST IRAQI TREASURES RECOVERED
initial reports exaggerated;
3000 pieces still unaccounted for;
of 8000 most precious, all but 47 found;
museum now guarded by US troops;
looting intensifies at other sites.
Washington Post ~ June 7

THOUSANDS OF IRAQI ARTIFACTS FOUND
many in hidden museum vaults;
only 38 items still missing
CNN ~ May 8

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF IRAQ LOOTED
Pillagers Strip Iraqi Museum Of Its Treasure
NY TIMES ~ April 13




~ N O T I C E ~

If you are a Marine
who is serving or has served
in Iraq,
and you would like to offer
your pespective on the
civilian situation,
I will print your views
and experiences here.

Contact the Skipper.


Major D.W. Geisenhof, USMC, Operations Officer for
1/10, the artillery battalion supporting Regimental
Combat Team--2, comments on their rules of engagement
which were drawn up expressly
to limit civilian casualties and collateral damage.
Major Geisenhof provides photographs of two
Iraqi howitzers positioned in civilian neighborhoods
on the eastern side of Nasiriyah.
Click here .
CWO5 Thomas G. Tomka, USMCR
describes an ambush in Saddam City
where Corpsmen & Marines placed themselves
in the line of fire for the sake of pulling
wounded civilians to safety.
Click here



To Find Family Members Lost in Iraq War


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