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Alternative Strategies for Iraq in the Post-Surge Environment
John J. Hamre. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, House Armed Services Committee, 16 January 2008 (.pdf file).

The Price of the Surge
Steven Simon. Foreign Affairs, May/June 2008.

Iraq after the Surge I: The New Sunni Landscape
International Crisis Group, 30 April 2008 (.pdf file).

Iraq after the Surge II: The Need for a New Political Strategy
International Crisis Group, 30 April 2008 (.pdf file).

Situation in Iraq
Testimony before the Senate Committee on Armed Services, 08 April 2008 (.pdf files)
Amb. Ryan C. Crocker's testimony
Gen. David H. Petraeus' testimony and accompanying slides

Did the Troop Surge Work?
Lt. Gen. William E. Odom. Testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Iraq, 02 April 2008 (.pdf file).

Iraq After the Surge: Options and Questions
Daniel Serwer and Sam Parker. U.S. Institute of Peace, April 2008.

The Myth of the Surge
Nir Rosen. Rolling Stone, 06 March 2008.

Is The US Really Bringing Stability To Baghdad?
Patrick Cockburn. The Independent, 15 February 2008.

Iraq Successes Hang in the Balance
William M. Arkin. Washington Post, 14 February 2008.

Report: Sadr, Not Surge, Responsible for Less Violence
Travis Sharp. Iraq Insider, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, 07 February 2008. (see report below)

Iraq's Civil War, the Sadrists and the Surge
International Crisis Group, 07 February 2008 (.pdf file).

Choices at the End of the Surge
William M. Arkin. Washington Post, 30 January 2008.

State of the Union: Did the Surge in Iraq Cause the Decrease in Violence?
Suzanne Maloney. The Brookings Institution, 29 January 2008. (Audio file).

'If There is No Change in Three Months, There Will be War Again'
Patrick Cockburn. The Independent, 28 January 2008.

Iraq Benchmark Report Card: 3 of 18 Accomplished
Center for American Progress, 24 January 2008.

Troops Felled By a 'Trust Gap'
Mark Perry. Asia Times, 24 January 2008.

A Salvo at the White House
Mark Perry. Asia Times, 23 January 2008.

Surge to Nowhere
Andrew J. Bacevich. Washington Post, 20 January 2008.

Iraq Surge's Mixed Messages
Greg Bruno. Council on Foreign Relations, 17 January 2008.

CSI Iraq
Tom Engelhardt. Tom Dispatch, 17 January 2008.

Alternative Strategies for Iraq in the Post-Surge Environment
John J. Hamre. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, House Armed Services Committee, 16 January 2008 (.pdf file).

What They Call 'Progress' in Iraq
Joe Conason. Truthdig, 16 January 2008.

The 'Surge One Year Later
Center for American Progress, 13 January 2008.

The Surge Wins One
Andrew Sullivan. The Daily Dish, 13 January 2008.

One Year From the Surge
National Security Network, 10 January 2008.

The Surge Worked
John McCain and Joe Lieberman. Wall Street Journal, 10 January 2008.

For U.S., The Goal Is Now 'Iraqi Solutions'
Thomas E. Ricks and Karen DeYoung. Washington Post, 10 January 2008.

On Anniversary, Views of Surge Diverge
Jim Lobe. Inter Press Service, 10 January 2008.

One year since the surge
Ilan Goldenberg. Democracy Arsenal, 10 January 2008.

Those Who Talk Democracy Should Listen to Iraq's People
Seumas Milne. The Guardian, 09 January 2008.

We Still Need the Big Guns
Charles J. Dunlap, Jr. The New York Times, 09 January 2008.

Military Officials Disagree on Impact of Surge
Guy Raz. NPR, 08 January 2008.

Iraq Surge Brings a Lull in Violence but No Reconciliation
Steve Negus. Financial Times, 07 January 2008.

More Bottoms Up
Ilan Goldenberg. Democracy Arsenal, 03 January 2008.

Attacker Bombs Pro-U.S. Sunnis in Iraq
Solomon Moore. The New York Times, 03 January 2008.

After the Surge: The Only Iraq Worth Fighting For
Keith W. Mines. AmericanDiplomacy.org, 03 January 2008.

Sunnis Divided in Anbar Province
Alexandra Zavis. Los Angeles Times, 03 January 2008.

It's The R-e-U-p-G-a-n-g
Spencer Ackerman. Too Hot for TNR, 03 January 2008.

Three Possible Post-Surge Scenarios For Iraq
Fred Kaplan. Slate.com, 24 December 207.

Will the Security Improvements in Iraq Endure?
Yochi J. Dreazen and Gina Chon. Wall Street Journal, 03 December 2007.

The Surge: Illusion and Reality
Conn Hallinan. Foreign Policy in Focus, 25 December 2007.

Will Iraq's Great Awakening Lead to a Nightmare?
Douglas Macgregor. Mother Jones, 11 December 2007.

Iraq After the Surge
Ivo H. Daalder. Brookings Institution, 08 December 2007.

Why Bush's Troop Surge Won't Save Iraq
Juan Cole. Salon.com, 04 December 2007.

Letter from Iraq: Inside the Surge
Jon Lee Anderson. The New Yorker, 19 November 2007 issue. Posted on 17 November 2007.

The Dark Side of Iraq's Good News
Phillip Carter. Slate.com, 02 November 2007.

Stagecraft, Not Statecraft: Diagnosing Bush's Failure in Iraq
Dennis Ross. The New Republic, 22 October 2007. Posted on the Washington Institute for Near East Policy website.

Assessing the 'Surge': A Survey of Baghdad Neighborhoods
The New York Times, 06 September 2007.

Six Questions for Douglas Macgregor on Iraq and the 'Surge'
Ken Silverstein . Harper's Magazine, 27 November 2007.

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Baghdad Starts to Exhale as Security Improves
Damien Cave and Alissa J. Rubin. The New York Times, 20 November 2007.

Iraqi Deaths Up in October in Blow to U.S. 'Surge' Policy
Agence France Presse, 02 November 2007.

Iraq Violence: Monitoring the Surge
BBC News, 14 September 2007.

The Surge in Iraq has Failed
Jessica T. Mathews. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, September 2007. Posted on 13 September 2007 (.pdf file).

What Surge? What Success?
Posted on the Straus Military Reform Project, Center for Defense Information website, 11 September 2007.

Petraeus/Crocker Report

Hearing on Iraq
Amb. Ryan C. Crocker. Joint Hearing of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Committee on Armed Services, 10 September 2007. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website (.pdf file).

Report to Congress on the Situation in Iraq
Gen. David H. Petraeus. Report to Congress, 10-11 September 2007. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website (.pdf file).

Petraeus' Briefing Slides
Posted on the Iraq Insider Blog, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, 10 September 2007.

Fact Sheet: Civilian and Military Casualties in Iraq and their Implications for 'The Surge'
Ana Marte and Elise Szabo. Center for Defense Information, 10 September 2007 (.pdf file).

At Street Level, Unmet Goals of Troop Buildup
Damien Cave and Stephen Farrell. The New York Times, 09 September 2007.

An Odd Surge of Hope in Baghdad
Marie Colvin. The Sunday Times, 02 September 2007.

Iraq Report May Bolster Surge Policy
Pamela Hess. The Associated Press, 23 August 2007.

Experts: Surge, War on Terror Failing
Eli Clifton. Inter Press Service, 21 August 2007. (See report below).

The Terrorism Index
Center for American Progress and Foreign Policy, 20 August 2007.

Surge Forces to Start Leaving Next April
David Wood. The Baltimore Sun, 18 August 2007.

Debate on Iraq Surge's Effectiveness Heats Up
Dan Murphy. The Christian Science Monitor, 09 August 2007.

The Surge: a Special Report
Patrick Cockburn. The Independent, 07 August 2007. Posted on the Common Dreams website.

The Wrong Kind of Surge
Brian Whitaker. The Guardian, 02 August 2007.

Iraq Violence: Monitoring the Surge
BBC News, 06 July 2007.

Iraq and Anbar: Surge or Separation?
Anthony H. Cordesman. Center for Strategic and International Studies, 29 June 2007. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website (.pdf file).

Surge Faltering, Iraq's Future Again at Issue
Lionel Beehner. Council on Foreign Relations, 27 June 2007.

The Surge in Iraq: An Early Assessment
Jeffrey White, Andrew Exum, and Michael Eisenstadt. The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 07 May 2007.

U.S. Surge Strategy Successful - in Shifting the Violence
Jim Lobe. AntiWar.com, 20 April 2007.

The Surge's Elusive Target: Fear Itself
Edward Wong. The New York Times, 08 April 2007.

Surge Signals in Iraq
Paul Rogers. Open Democracy, 29 March 2007.

Gauging the Iraq Surge
Lionel Beehner. Council on Foreign Relations, 26 March 2007.

Spinned Surge
Justin Logan. American Prospect, 13 March 2007. Posted on the CATO website.

The Surge
Peter W. Galbraith. The New York Review of Books, 15 March 2007 issue. Posted on 02 March 2007.

Soldiers in Iraq View Troop Surge as a Lost Cause
Tom Lasseter. McClatchy Newspapers, 03 February 2007.

Iraq Surge Could Total 50,000
Rick Maze. Army Times, 02 February 2007. (See CBO report below).

Estimated Costs of Increasing U.S. Forces in Iraq
Congressional Budget Office, 01 February 2007 (.pdf file).

The Surge: Just Enough to Lose?
Sally B. Donnelly. TIME, 11 January 2007.

Surge Could Push Troops to the Breaking Point
Cindy Williams. The Boston Globe, 10 January 2007.

Archive Index
1. Overviews
2. Military Ops & Forces (2006-current)
3. Military Ops & Forces (Articles from 2002-2005)
4. The Surge
5. Civilian Casualties
6. Humanitarian Crisis & Human Rights
7. International Law
8. Regional Repercussions
9. US Politics & Public Opinion
10. World Reaction
11. Media Coverage
12. Postwar Governance (2006-current)
13. Postwar Governance (Articles from 2002-2005)
14. Reconstruction & Economics
15. Oil
16. Foreign Contractors
17. Iraqi Politics & Groups
18. Insurgency
19. Iraqi Armed Forces
20. Iraqi Opinion & Media
21. Prisoner Abuse
22. Weapon Inspections
23. Cost of War
24. Intelligence Failure
25. Permanent Basing
26. Secret British Memos
27. Withdrawal
28. Fallujah

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