Iraq Plan For Stability And Sovereignty

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Published on November 15, 2007

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Timetable to Freedom A Plan for Iraqi Stability and Sovereignty

Begin phased troop withdrawals Reestablish Iraqi national army Create an international stabilization force Provide substantial economic assistance

Begin phased troop withdrawals

Reestablish Iraqi national army

Create an international stabilization force

Provide substantial economic assistance

A fixed schedule for disengaging U.S. and other foreign military forces - the phased withdrawal of U.S. occupation forces - no permanent bases left behind

A fixed schedule for disengaging U.S. and other foreign military forces - the phased withdrawal of U.S. occupation forces

- no permanent bases left behind

2. The rehiring of portions of the former Iraqi national army - Iraqi government command of all Iraqi military and police forces - status-of-forces agreement giving Iraqi government political control over all foreign forces

2. The rehiring of portions of the former Iraqi national army

- Iraqi government command of all Iraqi military and police forces

- status-of-forces agreement giving Iraqi government political control over all foreign forces

3. The creation of an international stabilization force - authorization by the UN Security Council, with the approval of the Iraqi government - some U.S. forces could serve, along with troops from Arab states and other countries

3. The creation of an international stabilization force

4. Support for reconstruction and economic development - $10 billion a year U.S. aid commitment, with equivalent amounts from other international donors - run entirely by the Iraqi government, without U.S. control, subject only to certified international audit

4. Support for reconstruction and economic development

- $10 billion a year U.S. aid commitment, with equivalent amounts from other international donors

- run entirely by the Iraqi government, without U.S. control, subject only to certified international audit

Troops can’t leave until there is security But U.S. presence is the major source of insecurity The Security Dilemma

Troops can’t leave until there is security

But U.S. presence is the major source of insecurity

The insurgency is primarily a national resistance against foreign invasion— a natural response that occurs often in history Once the foreign invader is gone, this powerful resistance dynamic will subside

- the presence of foreign occupation forces provokes resistance - U.S. troops have been frequent targets of attack

The withdrawal of U.S. forces - removes a principal cause of the insurgency - reduces the level of violence - encourages other nations to provide support

The withdrawal of U.S. forces

- removes a principal cause of the insurgency

- reduces the level of violence

- encourages other nations to provide support

- gives Iraqis real control over their country - enhances the legitimacy and sovereignty of the emerging Iraqi government

- gives Iraqis real control over their country

- enhances the legitimacy and sovereignty of the emerging Iraqi government

- there is a major risk of civil conflict - any large-scale reduction of forces can be destabilizing But . . .

- there is a major risk of civil conflict

- any large-scale reduction of forces can be destabilizing

- reduce gradually in stages - provide security alternatives So . . .

- reduce gradually in stages

- provide security alternatives

Concrete security options are available, but will only work if - There is real commitment and significant motion toward exit

Concrete security options are available, but will only work if

- There is real commitment and significant motion toward exit

Rehire the Iraq National Army - Creating a new national army that is not seen as U.S. puppet force will reduce number of attacks vs. Iraqi troops - Iraqi army can command national respect, especially in Sunni insurgent zones

Rehire the Iraq National Army

- Creating a new national army that is not seen as U.S. puppet force will reduce number of attacks vs. Iraqi troops

- Iraqi army can command national respect, especially in Sunni insurgent zones

- assure more balanced officer corps - combine with current forces - begin process of integrating militias

- assure more balanced officer corps

- combine with current forces

- begin process of integrating militias

2. Create international stabilization force - to counter internal violence, and strengthen the ability of emerging government to control the country - for limited protective deployments in specified localities and potential trouble spots, such as Kirkuk

2. Create international stabilization force

- to counter internal violence, and strengthen the ability of emerging government to control the country

- for limited protective deployments in specified localities and potential trouble spots, such as Kirkuk

- approved and under political direction of Iraqi government - authorized by UN Security Council

- approved and under political direction of Iraqi government

- authorized by UN Security Council

- a peace enforcement mission with robust rules of engagement, modeled on Bosnia and Kosovo - not a passive peacekeeping force

- a peace enforcement mission with robust rules of engagement, modeled on Bosnia and Kosovo



- not a passive peacekeeping force

- Arab troops, perhaps even an Arab command structure, to increase Iraqis’ receptivity - convene international conference to build such a force and to present a timeline for U.S. departure

- Arab troops, perhaps even an Arab command structure, to increase Iraqis’ receptivity

- convene international conference to build such a force and to present a timeline for U.S. departure

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