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Security in Iraq [electronic resource] : a framework for analyzing emerging threats as U.S. forces leave / David C. Gompert, Terrence K. Kelly, Jessica Watkins.

By: Gompert, David C.
Contributor(s): Kelly, Terrence K | Watkins, Jessica | National Defense Research Institute (U.S.).
Material type: TextTextSeries: Rand Corporation monograph series: Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2010Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 71 p.) : ill. (some col.).ISBN: 9780833050274 (electronic bk.); 0833050273 (electronic bk.).Other title: Framework for analyzing emerging threats as US forces leave | Framework for analyzing emerging threats as United States forces leave.Subject(s): National security -- Iraq | Internal security -- Iraq | Iraq -- Military policy | Iraq -- Politics and government -- 2003- | United States -- Military policy | Iraq War, 2003-2011 | United States. Armed Forces | Disengagement (Military science) | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Military Science | HISTORY -- Military -- OtherGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Security in Iraq.DDC classification: 355/.0330567 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction -- Political and security conditions of U.S. withdrawal -- Future U.S. security responsibilities in Iraq.
Summary: A critical question surrounding the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq is Iraq's internal security and stability. Although the U.S. withdrawal plan is designed with care to avoid weakening Iraq's security, the end of U.S. occupation may alter the strategies of the main Iraqi political actors, each of which has enough armed power to be able to shatter Iraq's domestic peace. In view of the potential for insecurity in Iraq, the United States cannot afford to take a passive or reactive stance. To anticipate dangers and act purposefully, U.S. policy-makers need a dynamic analytic framework with which to examine the shifting motivations and capabilities of the actors that affect Iraq's security. This monograph offers such a framework.
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Introduction -- Political and security conditions of U.S. withdrawal -- Future U.S. security responsibilities in Iraq.

A critical question surrounding the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq is Iraq's internal security and stability. Although the U.S. withdrawal plan is designed with care to avoid weakening Iraq's security, the end of U.S. occupation may alter the strategies of the main Iraqi political actors, each of which has enough armed power to be able to shatter Iraq's domestic peace. In view of the potential for insecurity in Iraq, the United States cannot afford to take a passive or reactive stance. To anticipate dangers and act purposefully, U.S. policy-makers need a dynamic analytic framework with which to examine the shifting motivations and capabilities of the actors that affect Iraq's security. This monograph offers such a framework.

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