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@ Brookings Podcast: The Consequences of the Iraq Troop Withdrawal

President Obama is withdrawing American troops from Iraq after one of the longest wars in U.S. history. Senior Fellow Michael O’Hanlon says Iraq remains far from stable, and that a continued U.S. presence as advisors to Iraq on building a democracy would have been preferable. However, O’Hanlon says the Iraqis failed to deliver the assurances that could have kept American advisors on the ground, despite creditable efforts by the Obama administration.

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