Reuters/Mohammed Adnan - A man walks past the site of car bomb attack in Buhriz, 60 km (35 miles) northeast of Baghdad, December 9 2013.
The Resurgence of al Qaeda in Iraq
December 12, 2013,
As U.S. forces depart from Iraq, al Qaeda has returned from the dead, posing a threat to U.S. national security. Though U.S. policymaking in relation to Iraq has erred in the past, Daniel Byman argues, an effective response to the resurgence of AQI requires higher-level engagement with the Iraqi government and the involvement of U.S. allies in the region.