Withdrawing From Iraq: Alternative Schedules, Associated Risks, And Mitigating Strategies

Withdrawing From Iraq: Alternative Schedules, Associated Risks, And Mitigating Strategies
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In studying the withdrawal from Iraq, RAND assessed logistical constraints, trends in insurgent activity, the readiness of Iraqi security forces, and implications for the size of the residual U.S. force and for security in Iraq and the region. This report presents alternative schedules: one consistent with the Obama administration's intentions, one somewhat slower, and another faster. It also identifies steps to alleviate constraints and risks.

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