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History Of Hezbollah And How It Affects The Iraqi People And Their Government

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This paper will examine the basic history of Kata’ib Hezbollah (KH) and how they were formed. This paper will also examine the leadership of KH and how it affects the Iraqi people and their government. It will also examine the objective and goals of the KH and what support they have in their on-going operations. It will further discuss what tactics, techniques, and procedures that KH employs for their operations and will also examine the past and current leadership and characteristics of KH and the support and resources that the group still to use’s today. This paper will also examine the political, military, economic, social, information, infrastructure, physical environment, and time variables. United States Forces will have to…show more content…
It will attempt to describe KH’s organizational structure as it mirrors Lebanese Hezbollah and the Mahdi Army, and Iran’s known influences. This paper will discuss KH’s objectives in Operational Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and its objectives today as they fight the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria. This paper will identify the tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) it has used in the past and use today. We will also discuss past and present leadership of KH and characteristics of those leaders. We will discuss how KH’s structure is supported by Iran and how KH is a proxy of Iran’s plan to make Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and other middle eastern countries an Islamic State under Shi’a Law. We will also discuss how HUMINT will play a role in shaping the operation environment (OE) in terms of the PMESII-PT factors and how HUMINT can respond to the conditions and effects of each factor. Finally we will attempt to make sense of how the US is backing Iran and KH; a terrorist group the US and coalition forces (CF) fought against in OIF.

Kata’ib Hezbollah (KH)
Background
Basic History Kata’ib Hezbollah (KH) has its beginnings with the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps Quds Force (IRGCQF). This was done approximately four months before Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) in 2003. This was done in the anticipation of the fall of Saadam Hussein regime in Baghdad (Wing, J 2014). In 2007 IRGCQF formed KH as a small elite force of around 400 fighters to
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