Accession Number:

ADA510875

Title:

The Path to Sustainable Security and Strategic Partnership in Iraq

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-03-03

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE