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June 2014

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    A Long-Term Strategy for a Democratic Iraq

    Ben Connable

    Jun 30, 2014

    War on the Rocks

    Unfortunately, no strategic option for a unified, democratic Iraq has a good chance of success. But any well-considered option that doesn't involve ineffective killing or risking U.S. lives is preferable to simply allowing Iraq to disintegrate and feed broader regional instability.

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