Why go back to Iraq?

  1. Kathleen Cochran profile image85
    Kathleen Cochranposted 16 months ago

    General Odierno , the current Army Chief of Staff, said yesterday that when we left Iraq in 2011, we left it with a national army representing all three factions, Sunni, Shiite, and Kurds. After we left the government removed all but the Shiites and the situation in Iraq disintegrated.  He said the U.S. policy today is to assist and train on a limited scale, because the region must understand this is their problem to solve - not America's.  This was the best explanation of the current situation I've heard so far.  What do others think?