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The Iraq War: Five Years On

March 19, 2008


On the fifth anniversary of the start of the war in Iraq, offers a selection of recent analysis, interviews, op-eds, primary source materials, and CFR meeting videos which bring context to the continuing conflict.

The Anniversary

Backgrounders on Vital Issues

More Backgrounders on Iraq

Expert Interviews

More CFR Interviews on Iraq

Op-Eds by CFR Fellows and Staff

More CFR Op-Eds on Iraq

Online Debates between Experts on Iraq

More Online Debates on Iraq

Essential Documents on Iraq

More Essential Documents on Iraq

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Admit It: The Surge Worked

Author: Peter Beinart
Washington Post

Peter Beinart urges Democrats to publicly acknowledge that they were wrong on the surge.


He Came, He Cut Deals, He (May) Conquer

Author: Linda Robinson
Washington Post

Linda Robinson says the turnaround in Iraq was not due to a single silver bullet, but rather a multifaceted strategy crafted and carried out...


Iraq: Five Years of War

Speaker: Barry R. McCaffrey
Presider: Jane Arraf

Watch Barry McCaffrey, a retired U.S. army general and adjunct professor of international affairs at West Point, discuss past failings and...