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Battle Studies, Country Studies, & Staff Rides

Homepage for MCRL Battle Studies, Country Studies, & Staff Rides guides for EWS, CSC, SAW, and MCWAR.

Battle Study: Operation Iraqi Freedom

The resources listed are a sampling of information available via the USMC Library's holdings and subscription databases, and authoritative websites such as the Center for Strategic & International Studies (


Many MCU papers, such as the CSC MMS papers, can be found at When using the "R&E Gateway" with CAC authentication, you can search for the "organization code" using the "Advanced Search" feature. The main MCU organization code is 600614; CSC's code is 404610; MCWAR's code is 600615; and SAW's code is 612353 .

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