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No More Blank-Check Wars

Authors: Leslie H. Gelb, President Emeritus and Board Senior Fellow, and Anne-Marie Slaughter, Dean, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
November 8, 2005
The Washington Post


“Most wars overflow with mistakes and surprises. Still, in Iraq, much that has gone wrong could have been foreseen—and was. For example, most experts knew that 100,000 U.S. troops couldn’t begin to provide essential security and that Iraqi oil revenue wouldn’t dent war costs. But none of this was nailed down beforehand in any disciplined review.”

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