Time to Offshore Our Troops
Dec 12, 2006 | Armed and Social Conflict
Eugene Gholz, Daryl G. Press, and Benjamin Valentino write on Iraq in this article for the New York Times.
The Iraq Study Group’s recommendation that the United States withdraw its combat forces from Iraq reflects a growing national consensus that our military cannot quell the violence there and may even be making matters worse. Although many are hailing this recommendation as a bold new course, it is not bold enough. America will best serve its interests in the Persian Gulf by withdrawing its ground-based military forces not only from Iraq, but from the entire region.