Why is the inventor of the troop "surge" in Iraq now calling troop withdrawals a failure?
U.S. soldiers walk past tanks at a courtyard at Camp Liberty in Baghdad / Reuters
In the summer of 2007 Frederick Kagan, the American Enterprise Institute scholar widely credited with inventing the "Surge" of troops into Iraq, succinctly explained his framework for winning the war. "The political stuff comes later," he said of what Time's write-up of the speech called "the space to permit the struggling factions inside Iraq to work out their differences politically."
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