Security in Iraq

Ivo H. Daalder
Ivo H. Daalder, President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Ivo H. Daalder Former Brookings Expert, President - Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Former U.S. Ambassador to NATO

October 26, 2004

The massacre of 49 newly trained Iraqi security forces, along with reports that over three hundred tons of explosives are missing from an Iraqi military site, further emphasizes the Bush Administration’s inadequate planning for Iraq. There was an insufficient number of troops to secure weapons of mass destruction and their components, such as the high explosives. The unsuccessful effort to confront the insurgents in the beginning stages has led their number to increase to an estimated 20,000 and the insurgent’s support network has grown to almost 150,000 Iraqis, most likely including informants in the Iraqi security forces.

In this interview, Ivo Daalder, former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski, and Max Boot, senior fellow at the Council of Foreign Relations, discuss the security situation in Iraq.

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