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Strategy for victory in Iraq

Recently published by the White House, the “Strategy for victory in Iraq” is, first of all, a communication document for US public opinion that is increasingly more skeptical regarding the relevance of troops in Iraq and which demands that the “boys” come home. In such a communication, it is also ascertained that the strategy used, obviously, is the most appropriate one … but it would take some time to achieve victory. To “Sadaam’s followers”, “terrorists” and other “rejectionists”, they will have no other choice than to live with the consequences!

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Recently published by the White House, the “Strategy for victory in Iraq” is, first of all, a communication document for US public opinion that is increasingly more skeptical regarding the relevance of troops in Iraq and which demands that the “boys” to come home.

The main themes of this report are; the strategy used is the most appropriate one, especially with the fall of the former regime; the approval of the Constitution; the organization of elections; the reconstruction of the infrastructures of the country and equipment for the Iraqi security forces…

However, it is explicitly recognized that this will take some time and the troops’ withdrawal will be conducted only eventually and will depend on the progress made with regards to the training and equipping of the Iraqi army. The solution would be therefore, to “Iraqi-ize” the conflict, copying the strategy model used when the Vietnam war ended, which was to recruit and train, in situ, the troops of Southern Vietnam to enable a progressive withdrawal of the US that was facing a public opinion increasingly more hostile.

The enemies of the US are distributed into three main categories: the “rejectionists” (a new term for the resistance against the occupation), which is the most important group. Then there are “Saddam’s followers”, and finally, the “terrorists”, the least important group. It is considered that the first two groups may be included in the “democratic” process, contrary to the “terrorists” who should be annihilated.

In addition, the document raises Iraq to the category of “main terrorist front”, which allows the including this colonization effort into the “global war against terrorism”.

Text of the report:

- National Strategy for Victory in Iraq
United States, White House (

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Defense

- Organisation de la réserve militaire et du service de défense.
France, national Assembly (

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- Rapport d’information sur le maintien en condition opérationnelle de la flotte
France, Senate (

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- Better Support of Weapon System Program Managers Needed to Improve Outcomes
United States, The Government Accountability Office (

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- Safeguarding America’s Sovereignty: A "System of Systems" Approach to Border Security
The Heritage Foundation (

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- U.S. Active Air Defense, 1956-1960: Attrition and Target Damage Estimates
The Rand Corporation (

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Human Rights / governance rules

- Under the Guise of Security: Routing the Separation Barrier to Enable Israeli Settlement Expansion in the West Bank
B’Tselem (Html

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- Zimbabwe: Evicted and Forsaken: Internally displaced persons in the aftermath of Operation Murambatsvina
Human Rights Watch (

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- Ukraine: On the Margins: Rights Violations against Migrants and Asylum Seekers at the New Eastern Border of the European Union
Human Rights Watch (

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- Summary of Proceedings Automated Voting and Election Observation
The Carter Center (

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- Liste des « détenus fantôme » probablement retenus par la C.I.A.
Human Rights Watch (Html

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- La commission marocaine de vérité : Le devoir de mémoire honoré à une époque incertaine
Human Rights Watch (

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- New Modes of Governance Project: 2005 Progress Report
The European University Institute (

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- Qui dirige ici ? Mise en œuvre efficace des obligations internationales du Canada relatives aux droits des enfants
Canadá, Comité sénatorial permanent des Droits de la personne (Html

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Economy

- Perspectives économiques 2006/2007 de l’OCDE
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (

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- Why and how differentiate developing countries in the WTO ?
Institut français des relations internationales (IFRI)(

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- The Fiscal Challenge of MERCOSUR
Institute for Integration of Latin America and the Caribbean (

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- The political feasibility of reforms in the social sector in Latin America
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (

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530 Kb)

Education

- Rapport annuel des inspections générales 2005
France, Inspection générale de l’éducation nationale (

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- Gender achievements and prospects in education
UNICEF (

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- Le fonctionnement des services d’information et d’orientation
France, Inspection générale de l’éducation nationale (

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Environment

- L’eau dans l’Ouest : Une source d’inquiétude
Canadá, Comité sénatorial permanent de l’énergie, de l’environnement et des ressources naturelles (Html

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- Environmental Protection: More Complete Data and Continued Emphasis on Leak Prevention Could Improve EPA’s Underground Storage Tank Program
United States, The Government Accountability Office (

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- Parcs nationaux et parcs naturels marins
France, National Assembly (

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States, monographs

- Rebuilding the Afghan State: The European Union’s Role
The International Crisis Group (

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- East Timor Truth Commission declassified U.S. documents
The National Security Archive (Html

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Iraq

- Iraqi Force Development: Can Iraqi Forces Do the Job?
Center for Strategic and International Studies (

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- Back From the Brink: A Strategy for Iraq
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (

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- Iraq’s Constitutional Process II An Opportunity Lost
United-States Institute of Peace (

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- Iran and Iraq: The Shia Connection, Soft Power, and the Nuclear Factor
United-States Institute of Peace (

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International relations

- “Buenismo” and Alliance of Civilizations
Group for strategic studies (

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150 Kb)

- The Euro-Mediterranean Association a decade later.
Royal Elcano Institute (

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1,2 Mb)

Health

- WHO Multi-country Study on Women’s Health and Domestic Violence against Women
World Health Organization (Html

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- Rapport sur la politique publique de prévention de l’infection à VIH en France métropolitaine - Recommandations pour une meilleure application de la politique
France, Conseil national du sida (

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739 Kb)

Public Services

- Rapport relatif aux refus de la mixité dans les services collectifs
France, Inspection générale de l’administration (

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892 Kb)

- Electricity Restructuring: Key Challenges Remain
United States, The Government Accountability Office (

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- A New Pension Settlement for the Twenty-First Century: The Second Report of the Pensions Commission
United Kingdom, The Pensions Commission (Html

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Society

- Understanding drug selling in local communities
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (

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Drug Control: Agencies Need to Plan for Likely Declines in Drug Interdiction Assets and Develop Performance Measures for Transit Zone Operations.
United States, The Government Accountability Office (

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775 Kb)

- The Business case for diversity: good practices in the workplace
European Commission (

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1,6 Mb)

- La diversité sociale dans la composition des classes préparatoires aux grandes écoles.
France, National Assembly (

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- Chômage des jeunes et insécurité régionale en Afrique de l’Ouest
Bureau des Nations-Unies pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest (

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- Myth and Memory in the American Identity
The Heritage Foundation (

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- Monitoring poverty and social exclusion in Wales 2005
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (

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Terrorism

- Shaping the Future of Counterinsurgency Warfare: A Strategic Approach
Center for Strategic and International Studies (

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