The Path to Sustainable Security and Strategic Partnership in Iraq
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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Today Iraq stands on the cusp of monumental and lasting change. The surge of 2007-2008 opened a window of opportunity to move Iraq from a fragile state to a stable state. This project examines the recently concluded U.S.-Iraqi bilateral Security and Strategic Framework Agreements and the prospects they offer for a sovereign, secure, and stable Iraq, committed to just governance and regional stability, and a long-term strategic partnership. For the United States, the achievement of these objectives serves as a strategic imperative that would further enhance American authority and power. For Iraq, it allows attainment of full sovereignty and long-term stability. However, 2009 is a pivotal year in Iraq, and it will have a significant impact on shaping Iraqs future. In addition to managing the complex threats and uncertainty brought about by numerous drivers of instability, 2009 also is a year of transition for both the United States and Iraq. As evidenced by research in theater and personal, first-hand interaction with the key leaders executing U.S. strategy in Iraq, the Security and Strategic Framework agreements represent wise strategic choices for the United States and Iraq.
- Government and Political Science
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Unconventional Warfare