Difference between revisions of "The Right Type of 'Surge'"

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|quote="We need to cut through the confusion. Bringing security to Baghdad -- the essential precondition for political compromise, national reconciliation and economic development -- is possible only with a surge of at least 30,000 combat troops lasting 18 months or so. Any other option is likely to fail."
 
|quote="We need to cut through the confusion. Bringing security to Baghdad -- the essential precondition for political compromise, national reconciliation and economic development -- is possible only with a surge of at least 30,000 combat troops lasting 18 months or so. Any other option is likely to fail."
 
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{{opinion|Post-invasion Iraq|United States should increase troop levels|for}}

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Author(s) Jack Keane, Frederick W. Kagan
Source The Washington Post
Date December 27, 2006
URL http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/12/26/AR2006122600773.html
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Quotes-start.png "We need to cut through the confusion. Bringing security to Baghdad -- the essential precondition for political compromise, national reconciliation and economic development -- is possible only with a surge of at least 30,000 combat troops lasting 18 months or so. Any other option is likely to fail." Quotes-end.png


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This item argues for the position United States should increase troop levels on the topic Post-invasion Iraq.