This book explores the current United States Strategy in the ongoing Iraqi insurgency. Its thesis is that the current U.S. strategy does not adequately address the ideological element of this conflict. This book reviews and analyzes the Iraqi environment, the current trends in the insurgency, and the currently stated U.S. strategies to include the National Strategy for Combating Terrorism, and the National Strategy for Victory in Iraq. Following these explorations, the book reviews and compares the fundamentals of Islam with the radical ideology that Abu Mus? ab Al Zarqawi and others use as their touchstones to support their insurgency. Lastly, this book provides some recommendations for an updated U.S. strategy that will incorporate and address the ideological dimension of the war in Iraq.