Defense Strategy

Analysis Brief

A Mixed Picture from Iraq

A new assessment on the war presents a “mixed bag,” as Iraqis fail to meet many benchmarks but security in Baghdad appears to be improving. The debate in Washington, meanwhile, remains polarized.

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Analysis Brief

A Menu of Options on Iraq

President Bush is studying a variety of options in the current review of U.S. Iraq policy, all of which involve embedding more U.S. military advisers with Iraqi forces. But how else can U.S. policy help increase chances of success in Iraq?

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Analysis Brief

Seventy-Nine Ways to Fix Iraq

The Iraq Study Group’s report admits the situation in Iraq is “grave and deteriorating,” recommends greater regional diplomacy, and calls for shifting the U.S. military focus from combat to a supportive role.

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