PDA on Exiting Iraq

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The Project on Defense Alternatives has put together a very useful collection of all the various proposals, official statements, and commentaries that have come out over the past year or so talking about whether and how the U.S. should get out of Iraq. Hours of fun. I’d only add that they forgot Daniel Byman’s incisive “Five Bad Options for Iraq,” which is one of the few analyses that doesn’t even try to imagine that anything good could come of this war.

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