Testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on July 18, Kenneth Pollack argued that the current U.S. strategy is ill suited to the tasks of quelling the insurgency and restoring law and order in Iraq. Unless the United States shifts quickly and decisively to a traditional counterinsurgency strategy, Iraq’s reconstruction may be doomed to fail.
Details on the session here.
Read the full testimony here.
"There are concerns that placing the [Israeli] embassy in Jerusalem would be a sign that the United States recognizes it as a part of Israel's sovereign territory, even though the position of the U.S. over the last 70 years or so is that Jerusalem is actually disputed territory, and that the status of it will have to be resolved through negotiations."