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By David E. Thaler, Theodore W. Karasik, Dalia Dassa Kaye, Jennifer D.P. Moroney, Frederic Wehrey

The authors describe attainable nearby defense buildings and bilateral U.S. relationships with Iraq and Afghanistan. They suggest that the U.S. provide a variety of protection cooperation actions to appropriate destiny governments in Kabul and Baghdad yet also needs to plan to hedge opposed to less-favorable contingencies. They emphasize that the U.S. Air strength should still count on to stay seriously tasked for the foreseeable destiny.

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12 Lydia Khalil, “The Transformation of Ansar al-Islam,” Terrorism Monitor, Jamestown Foundation, Vol. 3, No. S. Security Relationships with Iraq and Afghanistan Today, and into the foreseeable future, the influx of foreign terrorists and insurgents is facilitated by strong familial, trade, or religious ties. 13 Similarly, large numbers of Syrian and Saudi volunteers with close tribal and cultural links to Iraqis across the border believe it is their duty to fight. 15 Future audiences for their message will be connected via Internet chat rooms and will be drawn from far-flung areas of the globe; Egypt, Sudan, the United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, Sweden, Chechnya, Somalia, and West Africa are just a few of the gency and the Risk of Civil War: Who Are the Players?

4 The most immediate and potent example is Hizballah, which initially formed as a localized Shi’a defense force during the Lebanese Civil War but espoused a Khomeinist view of global Islamic revolution. S. and Israeli interests worldwide. Over time, however, its political orientation has remained largely centered on Lebanon. 5 How the United States manages its future relations with Afghanistan and Iraq and major groups therein could exert tremendous influence over the resolution of this internal debate, as well as the broader organizational mutation of future terrorist entities.

S. bilateral relations with Iraq and Afghanistan and multilateral relations between and among the surrounding regions. S. interests. S. presence and resolve to Iraqi, Afghan, and regional governments and peoples. S. S. military activities in the Middle East and Central and South Asia. S. ground forces. The goal of this monograph, therefore, is not to pre- Introduction 3 scribe a strategy for reducing the sectarian and insurgent violence in Iraq and Afghanistan that now dominates the daily news but rather to frame possible long-term bilateral relationships under varying circumstances.

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