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Reducing the British Military Footprint in Iraq’s South East Multi-National District


As the White House currently considers the option to ‘Redeploy and Contain’ US troops in Iraq, what options are the UK Government considering for British armed forces in the South? 

As the White House currently considers the option to ‘Redeploy and Contain’ US troops in Iraq, what options are the UK Government considering for British armed forces in the South? There is the overarching question of whether Iraq can ever be stabilized by intervention. On both sides of the Atlantic, there are doubts as to how much more troops on the ground can achieve and there is widespread talk of ‘stabilizing’ Iraq within a realistic timeframe. But is this merely a

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Louise Heywood

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