TITLE

A War Fated to Fail

AUTHOR(S)
Steele, Jonathan
PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
World Policy Journal;Spring2008, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p80
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents the author's perspective on the Iraq War and its aftermath. Many analysts argue that the war was winnable and it was errors during the reconstruction phase that led to chaos. However, the author contends that occupation itself was bound to generate opposition, and consequently, insurgency. He believes the failure of coalition forces to set a withdrawal date left most Iraqis suspicious of their motives. The Americans and Paul Bremer, who was in charge of reconstruction, were following the post-invasion template for Germany and Japan after World War II.
ACCESSION #
32695587

 

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