Two U.S. Military personnel discussing why we left Iraq in 2008, which lead to the eventual takeover by ISIS.
I don't understand. We dismantled the Iraqi government, established a "democracy", and we're not sticking around to make sure it works?
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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