Withdrawal from Iraq shouldn’t equal abandonment
The last contingent of U.S. forces left Iraq in December, ending almost a decade of costly, controversial warfare. The fledgling Iraqi democracy is now taking its first steps as a sovereign state. Unfortunately, even as increased tension looms there, U.S. political leadership is focused on our domestic elections, ready to let Iraq’s fate slide out of sight and out of mind. This should not be allowed to happen.
Granted, the U.S. does need to transform the nature of its presence in Iraq. Michele Flournoy, a former undersecretary of defense, recently argued in a POLITICO opinion piece that the shift from an
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