A ROADMAP TO PEACE IN THE MOST DANGEROUS CITY IN IRAQ
By Colonel (Retired) Anthony E. Deane
About the Book
In May 2006, Lieutenant Colonel Deane led the First Battalion, Thirty-fifth Armored Regiment—Task Force Conqueror—to the “most dangerous city in the world,” and the center of Al Qaeda’s New Islamic Caliphate, Ramadi, Iraq. His unit was attached to the 1st Brigade, 1st Armor Division (Ready First Combat Team), and embarked on the pivotal battle of the Iraq War, the Battle of Ramadi. Over the course of the summer and fall of 2006, Task Force Conqueror and the Ready First saw some of the heaviest sustained urban fighting of the war. Their efforts, took back the city, fostered the start of the Anbar Awakening, and the eventual defeat of Al Qaeda in Iraq.
About the Author
Colonel (Retired) Tony Deane, is a published author, adjunct professor, and sought after thought leader in the public, private and academic sectors. He is an Army veteran of the Cold War, Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Operation Joint Guardian (Kosovo), and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He served in numerous armor and cavalry leadership positions for over 28 years, including commanding the 1st Battalion, 35th Armor Regiment—Task Force Conqueror. His unit's actions are the subject of the Discovery Channel's award winning documentary Against the Odds, as well as numerous books including A Chance in Hell, by Jim Michaels. Based on his unique experience, he is an internationally sought after commentator on the current crisis in Iraq, having appeared on WNYC's The Takeaway, MSNBC's Morning Joe, and numerous other outlets ranging from Al Jazeera to the Adam Corolla Show. He lives in Melbourne, FL, with his wife Debora