Timetable to Freedom A Plan for Iraqi Stability and Sovereignty
<ul><li>Begin phased troop withdrawals </li></ul><ul><li>Reestablish Iraqi national army </li></ul><ul><li>Create an inter...
<ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A fixed schedule for  disengaging U.S. and other  foreign military forces   -   the phased withdra...
<ul><li>2.  The rehiring of portions of  the former Iraqi national  army   </li></ul><ul><li>-  Iraqi government command o...
<ul><li>3.  The creation of an    international stabilization force   </li></ul>-  authorization by the    UN Security Cou...
<ul><li>4.  Support  for reconstruction  and economic development </li></ul><ul><li>-  $10 billion a year U.S. aid      co...
<ul><ul><li>Troops can’t leave until  there is security </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>But U.S. presence is  the major source ...
The insurgency is primarily a national resistance against foreign invasion— a natural response that occurs often in histor...
-  the presence of foreign    occupation forces    provokes resistance  -  U.S. troops have been    frequent targets of at...
<ul><ul><li>The withdrawal of U.S. forces   </li></ul></ul><ul><li>-   removes a principal cause      of the insurgency </...
<ul><li>-  gives Iraqis real control over their country </li></ul><ul><li>-  enhances the legitimacy and sovereignty of th...
<ul><li>-  there is a major risk of    civil conflict  </li></ul><ul><li>-  any large-scale reduction of      forces can b...
<ul><li>-  reduce gradually    in stages </li></ul><ul><li>-  provide    security alternatives </li></ul>So . . .
<ul><ul><li>Concrete security options  are available, but will only  work if </li></ul></ul><ul><li>-  There is real commi...
<ul><ul><li>Rehire the Iraq National Army </li></ul></ul><ul><li>-   Creating a new national army    that is not seen as U...
<ul><li>-  assure more balanced  officer corps </li></ul><ul><li>- combine with current forces </li></ul><ul><li>- begin p...
<ul><ul><li>2. Create international  stabilization force     </li></ul></ul><ul><li>-  to counter internal violence,    an...
<ul><li>-  approved and under political    direction of Iraqi government </li></ul><ul><li>-  authorized by UN Security   ...
<ul><li>-  a peace enforcement    mission with robust    rules of engagement,    modeled on Bosnia    and Kosovo </li></ul...
<ul><li>-  Arab troops, perhaps even an   Arab command structure, to    increase Iraqis’ receptivity </li></ul><ul><li>-  ...
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  1. 1. Timetable to Freedom A Plan for Iraqi Stability and Sovereignty
  2. 2. <ul><li>Begin phased troop withdrawals </li></ul><ul><li>Reestablish Iraqi national army </li></ul><ul><li>Create an international stabilization force </li></ul><ul><li>Provide substantial economic assistance </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A fixed schedule for disengaging U.S. and other foreign military forces - the phased withdrawal of U.S. occupation forces </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- no permanent bases left behind </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>2. The rehiring of portions of the former Iraqi national army </li></ul><ul><li>- Iraqi government command of all Iraqi military and police forces </li></ul><ul><li>- status-of-forces agreement giving Iraqi government political control over all foreign forces </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>3. The creation of an international stabilization force </li></ul>- authorization by the UN Security Council, with the approval of the Iraqi government - some U.S. forces could serve, along with troops from Arab states and other countries
  6. 6. <ul><li>4. Support for reconstruction and economic development </li></ul><ul><li>- $10 billion a year U.S. aid commitment, with equivalent amounts from other international donors </li></ul><ul><li> - run entirely by the Iraqi government, without U.S. control, subject only to certified international audit </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><ul><li>Troops can’t leave until there is security </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>But U.S. presence is the major source of insecurity </li></ul></ul>The Security Dilemma
  8. 8. The insurgency is primarily a national resistance against foreign invasion— a natural response that occurs often in history Once the foreign invader is gone, this powerful resistance dynamic will subside
  9. 9. - the presence of foreign occupation forces provokes resistance - U.S. troops have been frequent targets of attack
  10. 10. <ul><ul><li>The withdrawal of U.S. forces </li></ul></ul><ul><li>- removes a principal cause of the insurgency </li></ul><ul><li>- reduces the level of violence </li></ul><ul><li>- encourages other nations to provide support </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>- gives Iraqis real control over their country </li></ul><ul><li>- enhances the legitimacy and sovereignty of the emerging Iraqi government </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>- there is a major risk of civil conflict </li></ul><ul><li>- any large-scale reduction of forces can be destabilizing </li></ul>But . . .
  13. 13. <ul><li>- reduce gradually in stages </li></ul><ul><li>- provide security alternatives </li></ul>So . . .
  14. 14. <ul><ul><li>Concrete security options are available, but will only work if </li></ul></ul><ul><li>- There is real commitment and significant motion toward exit </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><ul><li>Rehire the Iraq National Army </li></ul></ul><ul><li>- Creating a new national army that is not seen as U.S. puppet force will reduce number of attacks vs. Iraqi troops </li></ul><ul><li>- Iraqi army can command national respect, especially in Sunni insurgent zones </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>- assure more balanced officer corps </li></ul><ul><li>- combine with current forces </li></ul><ul><li>- begin process of integrating militias </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><ul><li>2. Create international stabilization force </li></ul></ul><ul><li>- to counter internal violence, and strengthen the ability of emerging government to control the country </li></ul><ul><li>- for limited protective deployments in specified localities and potential trouble spots, such as Kirkuk </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>- approved and under political direction of Iraqi government </li></ul><ul><li>- authorized by UN Security Council </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>- a peace enforcement mission with robust rules of engagement, modeled on Bosnia and Kosovo </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>- not a passive peacekeeping force </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>- Arab troops, perhaps even an Arab command structure, to increase Iraqis’ receptivity </li></ul><ul><li>- convene international conference to build such a force and to present a timeline for U.S. departure </li></ul>

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