TITLE

Time for a New Strategy

AUTHOR(S)
MCDONOUGH, WILLIAM
PUB. DATE
September 2008
SOURCE
Parameters: U.S. Army War College;Autumn2008, Vol. 38 Issue 3, p109
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article provides an assessment of the Surge Strategy used by the United States in the Iraq War. This initiative was announced by President George W. Bush in January 2007. As of September, 2008, it is said to have been a success, meeting most of its goals. The increased political stability of the Iraqi government under Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, the annihilation of al-Qaeda forces, and the destruction of Mauqtada al-Sadr's power base are cited as examples of positive results. A discussion of potential timetables for drawing down American troops and proper exit strategy is also presented.
ACCESSION #
35650337

 

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