November 22, 2011

Command Post: "Is the Change the U.S. Brought to Iraq Likely to Last?"

U.S. forces will be out of Iraq by the end of next month, after a nearly nine-year stay. Just how permanent are the changes the U.S. military and diplomatic corps have tried to bring to a post-Saddam Hussein nation? John Nagl, of the Center for a New American Security, and I discuss the likelihood of a lasting success in Iraq with Michael O'Hanlon, a military expert at the Brookings Institution, and Lawrence Korb, a Reagan-era Pentagon official now at the Center for American Progress.

    • Commentary
    • Politico
    • September 7, 2016
    How to increase the pressure on the Syrian government

    Five years into Syria’s bloody civil war, it is clear that there is no appetite in Washington or European capitals for a more muscular military intervention to stop the Assad ...

    By Peter Harrell

    • Commentary
    • Foreign Policy
    • September 1, 2016
    Al Qaeda Is Gaining Strength in Syria

    The struggle for Aleppo poses an awful threat for the United States. The ongoing battle for what was once Syria’s second-largest city has united two of the most prominent oppo...

    By Nicholas Heras

    • Commentary
    • May 22, 2016
    Fighting Terrorism in Syria: It's More Than ISIS

    The fact of the matter is that although the United States has provided military assistance to individual Syrian armed opposition groups led by “trusted commanders” since 2012,...

    By Nicholas Heras

    • Commentary
    • May 10, 2016
    From the Bottom, Up: A Strategy for U.S. Military Support to Syria’s Armed Opposition

    As negotiations continue to uphold a teetering ceasefire in Syria, Center for a New American Security (CNAS) Middle East Security Program researcher Nicholas Heras has written...

    By Nicholas Heras

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