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LHA 9 - USS Fallujah
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Type, class: Amphibious Assault Ship (general purpose); America class / Flight I
Builder: Huntington Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Mississippi, USA
Awarded: October 27, 2022
Laid down: December 2022
Launched: -
Christened: -
Commissioned: -


Homeport: -
 Namesake: Battles of Fallujah, Iraq, 2004
Ships Motto: I
Technical Data: see: INFO > America class Amphibious Assault Ship - LHA

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USS Fallujah (LHA 9):
Huntington Ingalls Industries - Ingalls Shipbuilding (HII-Ingalls) division started fabrication on the future USS Fallujah (LHA 9) on December 19, 2022.
First and Second Battles of Fallujah, American-led offensives during the Iraq War 2004:
The First Battle of Fallujah, code-named Operation Vigilant Resolve
... was an operation against militants in Fallujah as well as an attempt to apprehend or kill the perpetrators of the killing of four U.S. contractors in March 2004.

The chief catalyst for the operation was the highly publicized killing and mutilation of four Blackwater USA mercenaries, and the killings of five American soldiers in Habbaniyah a few days earlier.
The battle polarized public opinion within Iraq.

The Second Battle of Fallujah, codenamed Operation Phantom Fury, and Operation al-Fajr
... was an American-led offensive of the Iraq War that lasted roughly six weeks, starting 7 November 2004. Marking the highest point of the conflict against the Iraqi insurgency, it was a joint military effort carried out by the United States, the Iraqi Interim Government, and the United Kingdom. Within the city of Fallujah, the coalition was led by the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Army, the battle was later described as "some of the heaviest urban combat U.S. military have been involved in since the Battle of Huế City in Vietnam in 1968".

Operation Phantom Fury was the second major coalition effort in Fallujah. Earlier, in April 2004, coalition forces fought the First Battle of Fallujah in an attempt to capture or kill insurgent elements who were considered responsible for the 2004 Fallujah ambush, which resulted in the deaths of four private military contractors of Blackwater. When the coalition fought their way into the centre of the city, the Iraqi Interim Government requested that the city's control be transferred over to an Iraqi-run local security force, which then began stockpiling weapons and building complex defenses across the city through mid-2004. The Second Battle of Fallujah was the bloodiest battle of the entire conflict for American troops, and is notable for being the first major engagement of the Iraq War that was fought solely against insurgents as opposed to the government military forces of the former Ba'athist Iraq.
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