Lecture27_Iraq_Occupation

Lecture27_Iraq_Occupation - – Treasure(estimated $3...

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Lecture 27: Things Fall Apart June 2, 2008
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Questions That Should Have Been Asked Before the Invasion but Weren’t Is Saddam deterrable? Is democracy so easy? What happens when a historically victimized group takes power? Effect on regional balance of power What if Iraqis don’t love the US? Could invasion increase terrorism? What if things go wrong?. ..
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Most Egregious Blunders in the Occupation Not enough troops Disdain for expertise, triumph of politics “De-Baathification” Dismantling the Iraqi army Early elections Breakdown of security Insurgency Capture of state
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Unintended Consequences… Costs Blood: 84-92,000 Iraqis, 4,085 Americans
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Unformatted text preview: – Treasure: (estimated) $3 trillion overall, $12.5 billion a month • No state • New balance of power in Middle East “Shia Crescent” Unintended Consequences… • Costs – Blood: 4085 Americans, – Treasure: $3 trillion overall, $12.5 billion a month • No state • New balance of power in Middle East • Refugees Refugees Unintended Consequences… • Costs – Blood: 4085 Americans, – Treasure: $3 trillion overall, $12.5 billion a month • No state • New balance of power in Middle East • Refugees • Not “winning” the “war on terror” • Anti-Americanism...
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This note was uploaded on 06/05/2008 for the course SIS 201 taught by Professor Scottradnitz during the Fall '08 term at University of Washington.

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