“Is The Change the U.S. Brought to Iraq Likely to Last?”

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U.S. forces will be out of Iraq by the end of next month, after a nearly nine-year stay. Just how permanent are the changes the U.S. military and diplomatic corps have tried to bring to a post-Saddam Hussein nation? John Nagl, of the Center for a New American Security, and I discuss the likelihood of a lasting success in Iraq with Michael O’Hanlon, a military expert at the Brookings Institution, and Lawrence Korb, a Reagan-era Pentagon official now at the Center for American Progress.