By Kenneth M. Pollack
In A swap in Time Kenneth M. Pollack and the Iraq coverage operating team of The Saban middle for heart East coverage search to supply an alternate, finished technique for American procedure in Iraq. they start with the belief that even if the present U.S. technique in Iraq is encountering huge problems and looks not likely to supply a good Iraq in the subsequent to 5 years, the choice proposed by way of a few Bush management critics—a quick withdrawl—would additionally no longer serve U.S. pursuits. whereas many considerate specialists and policymakers have tried to provide a pragmatic 3rd plan of action, none have to this point succeeded in doing so. This record poses any such process.
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In retu rn , the tribal shaykhs kept or der in their areas by protecting the roads and pipelines, and refraining from attacking these potential targets themselves. Starting in late April of 2003, numerous delegations of tribal shaykhs have approached the United States and the new Iraqi government to cut the same deals. Although such deals with the Sunni shaykhs would not eliminate the insurgency entirely, or the potential for western Iraq to Western Ira q . Western Iraq, and spec i f i c a lly the “Sunni Triangle” that runs from Baghdad west to Ramadi and ar-Rutbah and then northeast to Mosul, should be the lowest priority for pacification.
24 Moreover, this is reflective of the far more heavily mixed population of the northwest. Mixed populations are tinder boxes for sparking civil str ife, the Balkans being the best known example of this. For all of these reasons the northwest has be en unstable and the United States has had to maintain a heavier troop presence in the north than in the south to prevent intercommunal strife. In addition, the northwest contains Iraq’s third-largest city of Mosul, a location too important to be put in the same category as Fallujah.
For these reasons, the “oil stain” must start with Baghdad and the mixed Sunni-Shi’ah areas to its north, south and east. It is important that Sunnis in Baghdad and nearby towns be included in the Baghdad “oil stain” so that the COIN strategy does not appear to be an effort to protect the Shi’ah and the Kurds exclusively. The “oil stain” should also extend north through towns such as Baqubah and Khanaqin to eastern Kurdistan, so that central Iraq and Kurdistan can be tied together. Kurdistan. Safe within their mountains, with their 70,000 peshmerga, and their separate language and c u l tu re — which provides con s i derable pro tection from Sunni insurgents and Shi’i militias—the Ku rds are the best off of all Iraqis.
A Switch in Time: A New Strategy for America in Iraq by Kenneth M. Pollack