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1 Warriors – Airmen - Leaders

2 Squadron Officer School Embracing the SOC Warriors – Airmen - Leaders Name Base Date ISS Brief IRAQ

3 Warriors – Airmen - Leaders Overview CAUSES OF WAR Economic Security US Involvement National Security Strategy US Objectives Instruments of Power Forecast Next 2 Years Recommendations

4 Warriors – Airmen - Leaders CAUSES OF WAR

5 Warriors – Airmen - Leaders ECONOMIC (www.countrywatch.com) Iraq’s perceived desire to control oil reserves Economy was in disarray after the Iran-Iraq Conflict Wanted Kuwait to give them $30B Iraq invaded Kuwait Disrupted flow of oil in Middle East Iraqis positioned themselves to take over Saudi oil fields and other Gulf States UN would not lift economic sanctions in Iraq Iraq withheld oil from the world market Increased gas prices worldwide

6 Warriors – Airmen - Leaders SECURITY Violation of Conditions to End Persian Gulf War (President Bush) Destroy weapons of mass destruction Cease all development of such weapons Stop support of terrorist groups Stockpile of Weapons of Mass Destruction Mustard gases and a deadly nerve gas called VX Iraq closed off NBC sites from UN Special Commission UN was on the verge of uncovering the secret stocks (BBC.news) Iraq’s drive toward an arsenal of terror Provided a safe haven to terrorist in the past Abu Nidal’s terror org—carried out 90+ attacks Killed or injured 900 people 12 Americans (www.whitehouse.gov)

7 Warriors – Airmen - Leaders US INVOLVEMENT

8 Warriors – Airmen - Leaders NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY Champion Aspirations for Human dignity Strengthen Alliances to Defeat Global Terrorism and Work to Prevent Attacks Against Us and Our Friends (NSS, 2006)

9 Warriors – Airmen - Leaders US OBJECTIVES Use IOPs to help Iraq do the following: Rebuild Iraq’s Infrastructure Counter Terrorism Reform Iraq’s Government (www.state.gov)

10 Warriors – Airmen - Leaders DIPLOMATIC July 2003, US installed a 25 Member Interim Government March 8, 2004 Interim Constitution Officially known as “Law of Administration for the State of Iraq for the Transitional Period” Elections held December 15, 2005 In February 6, 2005, the Iraqi Parliament elected Talabani president. The move was seen as an attempt to reach out to the nation’s Kurdish minority. Permanent governmet established 20 May 2006 President Jalal Talabani (www.cia.gov)

11 Warriors – Airmen - Leaders MILITARY Support for Invasion/Occupation of Iraq 49 Nations = 300K + combat forces US provided the largest force followed by Britain US Military Training Local Iraq Police Forces and Recruiting Citizens into a New Iraqi Military (www.whitehouse.gov)

12 Warriors – Airmen - Leaders FORECASTS/RECOMMENDATIONS

13 Warriors – Airmen - Leaders NEXT TWO YEARS Slow progression to a stabilized economy Gradually reduce US forces in Iraq US will continue to take necessary measures to assist in moving Iraq toward self-government (www.whitehouse.gov,

14 Warriors – Airmen - Leaders RECOMMENDATIONS Trained Forces (Military/Diplomatic) NATO to assist in training Iraqi Security Forces Gradually increase the number of trained Iraqi forces Goal of total Iraqi defense force trained by Aug 2008 (www.whitehouse.gov,

15 Warriors – Airmen - Leaders Summary CAUSES OF WAR Economic Security US Involvement National Security Strategy US Objectives Instruments of Power Forecast Next 2 Years Recommendations

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