Iraq

Analysis Brief

Looking Ahead, Bush Eyes Iran

Author: Greg Bruno

President Bush affirmed the testimony of his top commander in Iraq with regard to the continued need for U.S. troops there, but also set forth a plan for a much longer-term U.S. presence aimed at containing Iran.

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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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