lost year in iraq

Additional Resources

The Lost Year in Iraq
The companion site to the documentary includes: a chronology of the decisions, mistakes and daunting realities during that first postwar year in Iraq; analysis of policy disputes, personality conflicts, misjudgments and missed opportunities; and an oral history, with extended interviews with L. Paul Bremer, Gen. Jay Garner (Ret.), journalists Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Michael Gordon and Tom Ricks, and others.

What Went Wrong in Iraq
By Larry Diamond

In this article from the September/October 2004 edition of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Diamond, who served as senior adviser on governance to the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad, documents the blunders of the occupation of Iraq.

My Year in Iraq
By Ambassador L. Paul Bremer III
This memoir of Paul Bremer's 14 months in Iraq as chief administrator of the Coalition Provisional Authority was published in 2006. The book is told from his point of view as he explains the situation he encountered upon his arrival, the plans he laid out, the difficulties he had in implementing those plans, and the final days of his administration.