Some of the major attacks appear as signs that Iraqis’ security progress has begun to reverse (Kudhim & Reilly 2). If this happened I believe the U.S. would not come out of Afghanistan until much later than scheduled. Michael O’Hanlon, a senior man and Iraq expert said “There almost surely won’t be a complete reversal. But there could be an end to the progress and even a new, somewhat higher level of ongoing violence” (Kudhim & Reilly 2).
Although the number of bombing overall took a dive, the reported “suicide attacks around the country have become more technically sophisticated and have grown in ...
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