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Lessons Learned from the Basra Fighting for the Iraq Hearings

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Publication Date: April 2008

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

Author(s): James Phillips

Series: WebMemo

Topic: Military and defense (Military planning, strategy, and operations)

Keywords: Middle East; Iran; Prime Minister Maliki; Petraeus

Type: Brief

Coverage: Iraq

Abstract:

Congress tomorrow will begin a second round of hearings on Iraq featuring General David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker. A major topic is likely to be the recent round of fighting in Basra, Iraq's second-largest city, and its implications for U.S. policy.