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Iraq and the Fallout
Updated: 10/10/2019
Iraq and the Fallout
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Storyboard Description

Two U.S. Military personnel discussing why we left Iraq in 2008, which lead to the eventual takeover by ISIS.

Storyboard Text

  • I don't understand. We dismantled the Iraqi government, established a "democracy", and we're not sticking around to make sure it works?
  • Iraq, 2008
  • Well, they say we've done our job and it's time to leave.
  • Nah, Iraq will be fine. There's no way another insurgency will take place.
  • But the Small Wars Manual states that once a government is dismantled and the ensuing insurgency is defeated, it takes 12 years of occupation to ensure stability
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