Ed Jewett: Army’s Long-Awaited Iraq War Study Finds Iran Was the Only Winner

Peace Intelligence

Army’s Long-Awaited Iraq War Study Finds Iran Was the Only Winner

A two-volume Army study of the Iraq war is a deep examination of the mistakes and success of the war effort that also takes aim at critics who would slough off the conflict as they shift to near-peer threats.

The 1,300-page, two volume history, complete with more than 1,000 declassified documents, spans the 2003 invasion through the U.S. withdrawal, the rise of ISIS, and the influence of Syria and Iran.

“At the time of this project’s completion in 2018, an emboldened and expansionist Iran appears to be the only victor,” authors wrote in the concluding chapter.