Although the international society was strongly against the war on Iraq, the U.S. alone made steps toward attacking Saddam Houssein-controlled Iraq. There were many alerts in the strong countries before the war, and there were also countless efforts to stop the U.S. from acting out war on Iraq. However, the efforts were not enough to have an effect on controlling the U.S. power. The end of the short Iraqi war has given us many lessons.
First, in the wars to come, special strategies through special forces will become more and more important along with regular warfare.
Second, the accurateness of communication and joint operations will become a definite source of winning in the future-war.
Third, precise strategem and highly qualified leadership will optimize combat procedure during real-time war. The Bush administration has won the peoples' and military's confidence, and the troops on duty were able to maintain a high level of morale.
Fourth, the Iraqi war pointed out that to keep peace in the U.S, the allies, and in international society, preventive action and preemptive attack is needed at times.
Fifth, with high-tech gear and equipment, the U. S. could end the war quickly with minimized number of troops. This could have an important meaning in the front-line positioning and could lead to reduction of the U. S. troops in foreign territories. This will also lead to a direct effect on the U. S. forces in Korea.
Sixth, as the Iraqi-war ended in a short time period with small casualties, we can foresee that the probability of the U. S. using military pressure on solving the North Korean nuclear problem may continue to rise.