Lessons Learned from the Basra Fighting for the Iraq Hearings

Publication Date: April 2008

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

Author(s): James Phillips

Research Area:

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

Type: Brief

Coverage: Iraq


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.