|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
FEBRUARY 10, 2005
|CONTACT: Security Policy Working Group
Sean Meyer, Security Policy Working Group
Home by Christmas? Strategies for Near-term Exit from Iraq
Security Policy Panel to Address US Withdrawal from Iraq, 22 February 2005
WASHINGTON -- February 10 -- TIME: Tuesday, 22 February 2005. 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
PLACE: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington DC
SPONSOR: Security Policy Working Group www.proteusfund.org/spwg
FORMAT: Panel presentations for 80 minutes; Questions and discussion for 70 minutes. Refreshments served throughout.
For map & directions see: http://www.comw.org/pda/feb22panel.html
US operations in Iraq will soon enter their third year. With the Iraqi election now complete and the costs of the occupation mounting daily, discussion of near-term US withdrawal has gained a new urgency - both here and in Iraq. But is it practical and how might it be done?
The panel will clarify options for the "near-term" withdrawal of US forces from Iraq. While specifying, step by step, different possible paths out, panelists will also assess the practical difficulties, risks, and costs of withdrawal.
" How might near-term withdrawal impact Iraq during this period of transition and reconstruction? Does military withdrawal mean "abandonment"?