The War in Iraq and US Policy Analytical Essay by cee-cee

The War in Iraq and US Policy
An examination of United States policy with regard to the war and intervention in Iraq.
# 110958 | 3,175 words | 11 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Jan 04, 2009 in Hot Topics (Iraq Wars)

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The war in Iraq is one of the most debated subjects on the international scene. The author of the paper examines the policy of the main actor involved, the United States and its place inside the wider framework of the policy towards the Middle East. The writer specifically looks at the reasons for the US presence in Iraq, both stated and unstated, the status today of objectives at the onset of US involvement, a discussion as to the relevance of US policy towards achieving its stated goals and finally, an examination of the costs and benefits involved in the intervention.

Stated Policy of the US in Iraq
Objectives in Iraq and the Middle East
The United States and its Stated Objectives
Assessment of the Policy Towards Iraq
Costs and Benefits

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bennis, Phyllis et al. "U.S. Policy Toward Iraq: Policy Alternatives". Foreign Policy in Focus. N.d. 18 February 2008
  • Carothers, Thomas. "Is gradualism possible? Choosing a strategy for promoting democracy in the Middle East". Middle East Studies. Democracy and Rule of Law Project. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. 2003
  • Cortright, David et al.. "Contested Case: Do the Facts Justify the Case for War in Iraq?" Policy Brief F8. Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame. 2003.
  • Fisher-Thompson, Jim. "Mechanics Training for Iraqi Army Fuels Engine for Change". America. Gov website. 2008. 18 February 2008
  • Griffis, Margaret. "Casualties in Iraq. The Human Cost of Occupation". Anti 2008.

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