First Mondays: July Policy Salon

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Topic: “Boots on the Ground” – Military Intervention in Iraq

We will look at the three scenarios in­­ Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya, ­­and assess current debates over pros and cons of increased U.S. military engagement in Iraq/ISIS territory.

Suggested readings:

1) Weighing the Arguments on U.S. Military Action Against ISIS
Thoughtful, agnostic summation of arguments for and against greater U.S. military intervention in Iraq to combat ISIS.

2) Iraq War: Six Lessons we Still Need to Learn
From 2013, but useful thinking about lessons learned in Iraq.