Reviews current issues concerning the U.S.-led war to remove Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and his Ba'ath Party regime. Provides background on U.S. Iraq policy in the 1990s, including major factions opposed to Saddam Hussein and Clinton Administration policy. Discusses Operation Iraqi Freedom and post-war governance and transition issues, including coalition military mandate and role of Status of Forces Agreement and UN in a sovereign Iraq, the handover of sovereignty to Iraqis, democratic reform and elections, Maliki Government and milestones, and economic reconstruction and U.S. assistance. Examines security challenges and options concerning insurgent and sectarian violence; and reviews Iraq Study Group Report, legislative proposals, and options for Obama Administration.
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Microfiche version: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service. Iraq