Centripetal Force

Kaplan, Lawrence F.
March 2006
New Republic;3/6/2006, Vol. 234 Issue 8, p19
The article discusses reasons for the United States to stay in Iraq. Included are the poor public works offered by the Iraqi government, including the inability to maintain a functional airport in Baghdad. When the United States stops maintaining Iraqi infrastructure, it tends to fall apart. Another concern is that Iraq will enter into a civil war as soon as the U.S. leaves.


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