This paper is intended to serve as a primer on the salient aspects of tribalism in Sunni areas of Iraq, with an emphasis on al Anbar province. It provides a brief summary of the nature of modern tribalism, tribal structures and organization, and the role of tribal leadership. It also details important tribal customs designed to inhibit the escalation of violence. The research for this paper was conducted by the author while embedded as a CNA Corporation analyst with the U.S. Marine Corps in al Anbar province in 2007.
In this study, we analyze inactive duty training (IDT) travel reimbursements, Marine Corps manpower data, and drill attendance records to determine (a) which eligible Selected Marine Corps Reserve (SMCR) Marines are most likely to participate in the IDT travel reimbursement program and (b) the effect of the IDT travel reimbursement program on SMCR manpower levels and drill attendance.
In January 2012, under growing community concern and scrutiny of its use of deadly force practices, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) agreed to take part in an initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office), known as the “Collaborative Reform Model.”