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Heading for the Exit

A Roundtable on the Iraq Study Group Report

Author: Stephen D. Biddle, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Defense Policy
December 7, 2006
Foreign Affairs


The prognosis for Iraq looks bad and is getting worse. If the trend does not improve soon, the United States may have no choice but to cut its losses and get out. Recently, many have looked to the bipartisan Iraq Study Group to engineer a change in strategy that might arrest this decline, and the ISG's report does indeed contain some useful ideas and worthwhile recommendations. But on the whole, it offers the political groundwork for a complete withdrawal more than it offers a sustainable solution to the conflict.

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