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ADVISORY: How to Redeploy from Iraq Quickly and Safely
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ADVISORY: How to Redeploy from Iraq Quickly and Safely

Monday, August 11, 2008, 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Please join the Center for American Progress for a special discussion with:

Col. John Nagl, US Army (Retired), Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security

Lawrence Korb, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

Col T.X. Hammes, United States Marine Corps, Retired

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s recent call for a phased U.S. troop withdrawal presents an opportunity for the United States to reclaim the strategic initiative in Iraq and the Middle East by beginning a responsible redeployment of U.S. troops.

Yet there remains significant disagreement and confusion concerning the time necessary to withdraw all U.S. forces from Iraq. Proponents of an indefinite U.S. military presence in Iraq reflexively responded to Prime Minister Maliki’s recent demands by asserting that a withdrawal of over 140,000 American troops and equipment would be fraught with risk, uncertainty, and overwhelming logistical complications.

On Monday, August 11, The Center for American Progress will host an event to release an updated version of "How to Redeploy: Implementing a Responsible Drawdown of U.S. Forces from Iraq." The report, which takes into account recent developments on the ground, will demonstrate that an orderly and safe withdrawal of all U.S. forces is best achieved over an 8- to 10-month period. Please join CAP for a discussion of the report’s recommendations with CAP Senior Fellow Lawrence J. Korb and Col. John Nagl, US Army (Retired) and a Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security.

Admission is free.

A light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.

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