ISBN-10:
0892064501
ISBN-13:
9780892064502
Pub. Date:
06/03/2004
Publisher:
Center for Strategic & International Studies
The War after the War (Significant Issues Series): Strategic Lessons of Iraq and Afghanistan

The War after the War (Significant Issues Series): Strategic Lessons of Iraq and Afghanistan

by Anthony H. Cordesman

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ISBN-13: 9780892064502
Publisher: Center for Strategic & International Studies
Publication date: 06/03/2004
Series: Significant Issues Series, Volume 26 Number 4 , #26
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.26(d)

About the Author

Anthony H. Cordesman holds the Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy at CSIS. He is also a national security analyst for ABC News, a frequent commentator on National Public Radio and the BBC, and the author of more than 50 books on U.S. security policy, energy policy, and the Middle East.

Table of Contents

PrefaceIX
The Other WarsX
Strategy and Strategic LessonsXI
1Realities of History3
2Realities of Iraq5
Demographics and Jobs6
Leadership6
Economy8
Oil8
Agriculture9
Infrastructure9
Investment9
U.S. Nation Building9
3The Strategic Context of the War in Iraq11
Population Growth11
Water13
Lagging Economies13
Culture16
4U.S. Drive for Security19
Social and Economic Problems19
Weapons Proliferation21
Dependence on Middle East Energy24
5Scenarios for Future U.S. Engagement27
Departure through Disaster or "Defeat"27
Departure through Rejection or Civil Conflict28
Departure in 2005-2006 amid Signs of Hope28
Continuing Presence despite Transfer of Sovereignty in 2005-200629
Transformation of Iraq into an Ideal for the Region30
6Shaping the Strategic Outcome in Iraq31
Iraq-Based Solutions31
U.S. Realism32
Economic Assistance and Development33
Continuing Engagement34
7Strategy and Risk of Strategic Overreach37
Strategic Engagement and Objectives38
Internationalism39
Coalitions39
Nation Building40
Deterrence and Containment40
War and Diplomacy41
Stabilization41
Manpower Skills42
Limits of Technology43
Jointness44
Complexity45
Organizational Reform47
Military Cooperation48
Public Relations49
Investment and Funding50
Intelligence Reform50
New Approaches51
Weapons Proliferation52
Problems of Intelligence Collection56
Problems of Intelligence Analysis61
Pressures from Consumers of Intelligence64
8Beyond Iraq65
Afghanistan65
War on Terrorism66
Arab-Israeli Conflict68
Conflicts in Waiting70
9Reality and Choices71
About the Author73

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