Columbia University SIWPS "GROUND TRUTH IN IRAQ: A TRIP REPORT".@Mitsuru Fukuda.

The Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, Columbia

With Austin Long, SIWPS and School of International and Public Affairs

Wednesday, February 3, 2010,@12:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 1512, 15th Floor
School of International and Public Affairs 420 West 118th Street New York City

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The reduction of U.S. forces in Iraq will begin in earnest in 2010, even as
Iraq holds hotly contested elections. This talk, based on Professor Long's
trip to Iraq and Jordan in December 2009 and dozens of interviews with U.S.
and Iraqi personnel, will discuss the present and likely future of Iraq.
It will particularly emphasize Iraqi security and security forces but also
discuss political dynamics.

Professor Long previously worked for the RAND Corporation, serving in Iraq
as an analyst and advisor to the Multinational Force Iraq and the U.S.
military. Long was co-founder of the Working Group on Insurgency and
Irregular Warfare at the MIT Center for International Studies and is a
participant in the RAND Counterinsurgency Board of Experts. Long has a BS
from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a PhD from the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology (MIT). He is a member of the American Political
Science Association, International Studies Association and International
Institute for Strategic Studies.

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