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The US Military After Iraq: A Speculation

RUSI Journal, 13 March 2006
United States, Iraq, Land Forces
What will the US military, particularly the Army and the Marine Corps, be like after the insurgency in Iraq has run its course?

What follows is not the product of intensive research or long periods of study. Rather, it is, as the title suggests, a speculation – based on the author's firsthand knowledge of the US military and many of its senior officers, and time spent in Iraq – on a critical question: what will the US military, particularly the Army and the Marine Corps, be like after the insurgency in Iraq has run its course?

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