Dual Containment: A Chapter in US-Gulf Relations
The last eight years have seen a torturous, violent conflict between the United States and Iraq that dominates the lives of both nations. Instead of culminating in a decisive victory and peaceful transition as excepted, the US invasion of Iraq in March 2003 has bogged down American forces in an ongoing military occupation against sectarian violence, Iraqi insurgency, and political instability. The invasion began a new chapter in the history of the two nations, and these years of conflict have been a massive setback to the people of both countries. Today, the war in Iraq is highly unpopular across the world and the misinformed justifications of the war have been exposed and debunked. An even closer look at the history of the decade before the invasion unveils many a dubious foreign policy… Keep Reading.