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Balance SheetThe Iraq War and U.S. National Security$
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John S. Duffield and Peter J. Dombrowski

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780804760133

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804760133.001.0001

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The Iraq War and the War on Terror

The Iraq War and the War on Terror

The Global Jihad After Iraq

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(p.16) 2 The Iraq War and the War on Terror
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Balance Sheet
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Steven Simon
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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804760133.003.0002

This chapter examines the impact of the Iraq War on the war on terror. It suggests that the global perceptions of U.S. operations in Iraq have fueled anti-American and anti-Western sentiment, which intelligence and security services believe has radicalized Muslim populations. The chapter also discusses critics' contention that the war turned Iraq into a potential terrorist haven and that it has starved other fronts, particularly Afghanistan, of the resources required to defeat al Qaeda and its patrons.

Keywords:   Iraq Warm, war on terror, U.S.operations, anti-American sentiment, Muslim populations, terrorist haven, Afghanistan, Al Qaeda

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