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Podcast: How to Leave a Stable Iraq

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Authors: Stephen D. Biddle
Michael E. O'Hanlon
Kenneth M. Pollack
Prepared by: Brian Morris
September/October 2008

"How to Leave a Stable Iraq" by Stephen Biddle, Michael E. O'Hanlon, and Kenneth M. Pollack

Foreign Affairs September/October 2008

Progress in Iraq over the past year and a half--improved security, changed political dynamics, stronger Iraqi security forces--has made the prognosis there brighter than it has been in years. With some patience and the right strategy from here on out, the United States can build on a pattern of change that offers it a chance to draw down troops soon, perhalf half by 2011, without giving up hope for sustained stability.

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