Iraq: Five Years Hence

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Author(s) The Times editorial board
Source The Times
Date March 19, 2008
Quotes-start.png "There may be scope for some force reductions; but what Iraq needs is a properly trained and equipped army, a competent police force and an external security guarantor. Some Iraqi brigades are fairly capable but few can yet act on their own. Al-Qaeda still has strongholds that must be smashed. US forces must remain engaged for years - and with them American policymakers." Quotes-end.png

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