Fighting to Win (Kagan)

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Author(s) Frederick W. Kagan
Source The Weekly Standard
Date April 16, 2007
Quotes-start.png "Al Qaeda fighters flow into Iraq because we are there, to be sure. But they do not confine themselves to fighting us. They also work to establish control over the Sunni regions in Iraq, to impose their version of Islam, and to terrorize and punish Iraqis who resist them in any way. When the Soviet Union left Afghanistan in abject defeat, the radical Islamists who had fought them did not lay down their guns. They undermined and destroyed the Afghan government and went on to seize power." Quotes-end.png

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This item argues against the position Coalition troops should pull out on the topic Post-invasion Iraq.