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Jan 08

Iraq: Reflections on the Surge and the Way Forward

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Allison Auditorium

The Bush Administration's "Plan B" for Iraq, announced in January 2007 and fully operational in June, has produced remarkable improvements in the security situation.  How much progress has been made in Iraq and how sustainable are these security achievements as the level of U.S. troops gradually drops to previous levels?  What are the strengths and weaknesses of the surge strategy?  What are the prospects for ultimate success?  How can U.S. policy in Iraq be improved?

More About the Speakers

Keynote Address
Hon. Mark Kimmitt
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Middle Eastern Affairs

Stephen Biddle, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow,
Council on Foreign Relations

Conrad Crane, Ph.D.
US Army Military History Institute,
US Army War College

Michael Meese, Ph.D.
Deputy Head and Professor,
Department of Social Sciences,
United States Military Academy

Hosted By

James Phillips James Phillips

Senior Research Fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs Read More