Homeland Security Policy Institute

After more than seven years of war, the US mission in Iraq will transition from combat to stability operations. HSPI’s recent Commentary Baghdad Surprise?– coupled with the President’s address on the future of the US mission in Iraq – led us to pose three questions to key foreign policy and counterterrorism experts with domestic and international vantage points. Respondents were asked to provide 250 word responses to one or all of the following questions. Their replies have not been edited.

  • What are the security implications of the transition, both short- and long-term?
  • How can these implications be best managed?
  • What’s needed to achieve “success” in Iraq in the long run?