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The Surge in Iraq: One Year Later

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Publication Date: March 2008

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Raymond T. Odierno

Series: Heritage Lecture

Topic: Politics (Insurgency, and counterinsurgency)

Keywords: National security; Iraqi Security Forces; terrorism; Coalition Forces

Type: Speech

Coverage: Iraq


The 2007 Iraq surge allowed Coalition and Iraqi forces to hold the hard-earned ground that was wrested from the enemy, while continuing to pursue terrorists as they struggle to regroup elsewhere. Iraqi leaders must now make deliberate choices to secure lasting strategic gains through reconciliation and political progress.