"On Point is a study of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM (OIF) as soon after the fact as feasible. The Army leadership chartered this effort in a message to the major commands on 30 April 2003. In his guidance, Army Chief of Staff General Eric K. Shinseki directed 'a quick, thorough review that looks at the US Army's performance, assesses the role it played in the joint and coalition team, and captures the strategic, operational, and tactical lessons that should be disseminated and applied in future fights.' For those of us in the Operation IRAQI FREEDOM Study Group (OIF-SG), this translated into three separate products. A 'quick look' lessons-learned briefing produced in July, less than 30 days after returning from the theater. On Point--this work--is the second product and was largely completed by mid-August 2003. Finally, the most significant product is the archive of 119,000 documents, some 2,300 interviews and 69,000 photos archived with the support and assistance of the Combined Arms Research Library at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas."
Combine Arms Research Library: http://carl.army.mil/