Keeping an Eye on al-Qaeda in Iraq

Brookshire, Jonathan
August 2009
Georgetown Journal of International Affairs;2009, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p59
Academic Journal
The article discusses the efforts of the U.S. to ensure that the al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), daughter organization of al-Qaeda, should not flourish as the U.S. forces slowly withdraw from Iraq. It notes that the administration of President Barack Obama plan to continue its presence in Iraq to conduct counterterrorism missions as well as train and support the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF). It mentions the need for the U.S. to stay longer in Iraq to make AQI irrelevant. It adds that the U.S. still has many necessary moves to make before departing Iraq to gain victory over the al-Qaeda movement.


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