John McCain: Why We Didn't Have Enough Troops in Iraq
American Enterprise Institute - American Enterprise Institute
Ten years ago, the United States entered Iraq and in a few short weeks ended Saddam Hussein's reign of tyranny. What followed -- wild swings between victory and defeat, liberation and occupation -- and ended with President Barack Obama's decision to withdraw all US forces from Iraq in 2011, is likely to be a source of contention for years to come.As we approach the anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War, many questions remain: Is Iraq a success? What role will Iran and al Qaeda play in the vacuum left by the withdrawal of American forces? Were the war and the liberation of 25 million Iraqis worth the high price Americans paid in blood and treasure?Please join us as we reflect on a conflict that helped shape the beginning of the 21st century in American foreign policy. Senator John McCain will be joined by a panel featuring General Jack Keane (ret.) and AEI's Frederick W. Kagan.