The Surge in Iraq: One Year Later
Publication Date: March 2008
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Raymond T. Odierno
Series: Heritage Lecture
Keywords: National security; Iraqi Security Forces; terrorism; Coalition Forces
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.