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Balance Sheet: The Iraq War and U.S. National Security

John S. Duffield and Peter J. Dombrowski


The last six years have witnessed a virtually unending debate over U.S. policy toward Iraq, one that is likely to continue well into the new administration and perhaps the next, notwithstanding recent improvements on the ground. Too often, however, the debate has been narrowly framed in terms of the situation in Iraq and what steps the United States should take there next, leaving the broader impact of the war on American interests largely overlooked. Ultimately, though, the success and failure of the war will have to be judged in terms of its overall contribution to U.S. national security, in ... More

Keywords: Iraq, United States, national security, war on terror, nuclear non-proliferation, Middle East, U.S. military, public opinion, policymaking

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780804760133
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804760133.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John S. Duffield, author

Peter J. Dombrowski, author

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