Musing About the Near Future of U. S. Security Policy

I’ve begun to wonder about the future of U. S. security policy. This isn’t a serious analytical post; it’s just what I call “musing”—committing disorganized thoughts to writing.

Gates Hints U.S. Could Stay In Iraq, But It Looks Like The Iraqis Don’t Want Us

Defense Secretary Gates hinted this week that the U.S. would stay in Iraq if the Iraqis wanted. It doesn’t seem like they do.

Iraqi Defector Admits To Lying About Saddam’s WMD Program

It turns out the Iraq War was indeed based, in part at least, on a lie.

Maliki: U. S. Exit Not Subject to Extension or Alteration

Iraq’s PM re-affirms Iraq’s commitment to the U. S. withdrawal date in the Status of Forces Agreement.

Tariq Aziz Speaks, Says U.S. Troops Should Stay In Iraq

Saddam Hussein’s closest adviser in the 1990s, Tariq Aziz, is talking to reporters, and he wants American troops to stay in Iraq.

Pentagon Can’t Account for $8.7 Billion in Iraqi Funds; No Records at all for $2.6 Billion

The Pentagon can not account for 95 percent of the Iraq oil revenue from 2004 to 2007.

Polling in Afghanistan

SOFA, So Good

Iraq the Model

The Mommy Slur

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