Since 2001, Congress has appropriated about $640 billion for the global war on terrorism, the majority of this for operations in Iraq. In January 2007, President Bush announced 'The New Way Forward' to stem violence in Iraq and enable the Iraqi ...
government to foster national reconciliation. This new strategy established goals and objectives to achieve over 12 to 18 months. This book explores the post-Saddam governance and security in Iraq, the large-scale reconstruction assistance program undertaken by the U.S. in Iraq, the results of a U.S. supported election process designed to produce democracy and Iraq after the 'surge'.