The Causes of US Failure in Iraq

  title={The Causes of US Failure in Iraq},
  author={Toby Dodge},
  pages={106 - 85}
R O O F During the last quarter of 2006, perceptions in Washington DC about the civil war in Iraq drastically changed. In September, President George W. Bush was finally persuaded that things were not going well and agreed to a review of his administration’s policy.1 In early December this mood of pessimism was augmented by the publication of the Iraq Study Group (ISG) report, co-chaired by James Baker and Lee Hamilton. The report did not mince its words: ‘The situation in Iraq is grave and… Expand


‘ After Saddam ’ , Survival , vol . 44 , no . 4 . Winter 2002 – 03 , p . 26 ; Charles Tripp , ‘ What Lurks in the Shadows ?
  • When States Fail : Causes and Consequences
  • 2004