Frederick Kagan: Rival Iraq Report Wins Attention in Washington





The Congressionally-funded Iraq Study Group report was unveiled recently with pomp and ceremony. But quietly, inside the Pentagon, the ISG report is widely regarded as unrealistic. A rival plan from the American Enterprise Institute provides its own prescription for Iraq, and is gaining traction in the Bush administration.

[The report was written in part by former West Point historian Robert Kagan. It recommends changing the strategy of the US in Iraq. Instead of focusing on training a new Iraqi army, the US should seek to establish security for Iraqi citizens.]

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