U.S. military withdrawal from Iraq invincible mode is different from the image of the Vietnam War greatly reduced
Data for: the Iraqi people celebrate the withdrawal of U.S. troops
6 30, the U.S. military began to withdraw from Iraq according to US-Iraq agreement towns. This is the end of 2011 all U.S. troops from Iraq in the first step. During the campaign Obama had to make early stage of withdrawal within 16 months commitment, this has finally decided to withdraw troops within 18 months, not so much its promise, as it is a quite upset.
withdrawal patterns were different image of the Vietnam War but also the military discount
comes to withdrawal, for the United States without mentioning the Vietnam War. 14 years fighting the Vietnam War, the final withdrawal, they can say that the U.S. military is reluctant to reside a minute, withdraw the more clean and better. However, this situation will definitely not happen in Iraq.
Although the current U.S. economic situation is bad, but does not mean that the U.S. decline. U.S. remains the world’s most powerful army. U.S. military withdrawal from Iraq is not the United States to abandon Iraq, but the Middle East, the U.S. military’s strategic focus shifted.
there is a withdrawal, the so-called Afghanistan model. Only by the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, “9.11″ terrorist attacks attempt to complete its strategy, its fundamental purpose is to long in Afghanistan, rather than withdraw. To be sure, Iraq, Afghanistan, this model is the future, the U.S. does not truly complete withdrawal from Iraq.
course, whatever the mode of withdrawal, and the fame of the Gulf War compared to that invincible image of the U.S. military will certainly be greatly reduced, after all, this is another major U.S. military in the Vietnam War strategic failure.
the one hand, after the U.S. military without just cause, unjustified war, the fact that Iraq is not the so-called weapons of mass destruction; the other hand, in addition to vulnerable Iraqi army, over the years, the U.S. military to find no clear enemy. Terrorist attacks of militants came and went without a trace, the U.S. military to deal with these high-tech equipment to fight mosquitoes Maozei no different from guns, exhausted.
and weak Iraqi army still can independently take on the task of defending the country is also unknown. As the situation has not really stable, the process of economic reconstruction in Iraq would be very slow, the United States to implement democracy in Iraq to neighboring Arab countries, there is no role model. In this case, the U.S. military withdrawal from Iraq, even if no matter how right hype, the candidate of its decline, lost potential.
seen solely from the use of force to promote American democracy itself can be seen in history and international relations regardless of cultural differences will cause much of the tragedy. Now, not only the Iraqi people singing and dancing to celebrate the U.S. “occupation forces” withdrawal, the Iraqi Government on June 30 officially designated as national sovereignty, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki even call success in Iraq “defeat” the result of an intruder. All this messianic attitude of the year to enter the U.S. forces in Iraq, it is kind of what it’s like it!
withdrawal motivation, although intended to adjust the U.S. military weakness also exposed
the United States bogged down in Iraq this powder keg has been six years, only spent huge sums of money, but also pay more than 4,000 U.S. military precious lives of soldiers, both from the political, military and economic point of view, indeed have paid a very heavy price.
Thus, the U.S. withdrawal in-depth consideration is to avoid paying a higher price, while ensuring effective control of Iraq, and thus control of Iraq’s neighboring areas and even the entire Middle East.
First, the U.S. military in Iraq by providing a large number of equipment and training, to increase its presence in Iraq long-term possibility, but also from a strategic impact on maintaining a monopoly on Iraq, further reinforcing the United States in the Middle East strategic strong point.
Secondly, try to re-define “combat troops” and “non-combat troops” concept to ensure that military presence. It is reported that U.S. Central Command, Petraeus and the top U.S. commander in Iraq has made Aodiernuo so-called “compromise,” suggested the Obama administration to redefine the U.S. military “combat troops” to fight a large number of forces directly into the “non-combat troops.” As a result, both to meet Obama’s troop withdrawal pledge, but also ensures a large number of long-term U.S. military presence in Iraq.
There are indications that the U.S. actually do not want to completely abandon the Iraqi so-called “reform achievements.” Obama also said that Iraq will not be a perfect country, we do not have unlimited resources to achieve this goal, the United States must responsibly end the war in Iraq, and our attention turned to the Greater Middle East re- area.
Although the U.S. Greater Middle East trying to adjust their strategy, but it is undeniable, powerful war machine in Iraq, the U.S. wasted many years, not a quick fix, but exposed many weaknesses in the U.S., for example, is not good rules combat, attack by gunmen again succeeded; over-reliance on technical means, do not pay attention to local customs and culture, many high-tech weapons entirely useless in the face of insurgent casualties frequent and more.
especially because of the quagmire of the Iraq war caught in some countries and the United States even more hostility in the eyes of the United States, often challenging their bottom line. Instead these countries really have weapons of mass destruction, the United States but do nothing.
model of frustration trying to flaunt the universal value of democracy is not universal
in philosophy, refers to a limited number of universal values ??that all human beings agree that the concept of a collection. Refers to those universal values, regardless of geography, beyond religious, national, ethnic, any claim to human civilization, as long as the conscience and reason are recognized for the value of philosophy. Therefore, the U.S. will be the name of the beginning of the war in Iraq to implement the guise of universal values, but the United States is the supreme interests of the country, according to the U.S. government and interest groups in advance planning, the U.S. military occupation of Iraq is a made only of losing trading. Because Saddam Hussein government’s military strength in the face of U.S. super military power, is the relationship between eggs and stones. According to the U.S. government’s calculations, the value of Iraqi oil is much greater than the expenditure of U.S. military action.
However, the U.S. military victory on the surface did not achieve the final victory of the war, because the U.S. invasion sparked the anger of the Iraqi people and resistance, “terrorists” of suicide bombers is the power of the U.S. military budget bankrupt, with the increase in Iraqi anti-US citizens, the U.S. military was “terrorist” attacks continue to increase the scope and extent, U.S. military spending far more than the budget.
Since 2001, the United States in counter-terrorism mission in Afghanistan and Iraq has spent about $ 939 billion, in addition to provision of this war costs $ 75.5 billion budget, the administration also asked Congress to dial next year $ 130 billion needed for the war in Iraq and Afghanistan.
So, money is everything in the U.S., no interest group will go to the so-called universal values ??poured money into a bottomless pit. U.S. military withdrawal is not complete liberation of Iraq, not Iraq, “terrorists” and anti-American forces were eliminated, but not the Iraqi government can fully control the situation in Iraq, but to interest groups in the United States has refused to do lose money.
present, the United States is committed to expanding the Army and Marine Corps, and to further enhance the Air Force and Navy priority. These are no doubt require a lot of resources to ensure, in which financial assurance is the most crucial part. The war in Iraq has indisputably become the big black hole of U.S. military spending. Obama wants to achieve domestic policy goals the only way to pull money from a defense appropriations, savings withdrawal from Iraq is an important tool, but it will also help to maintain the U.S. technological advantage.
even want to get rid of the “burden” cost of U.S. withdrawal is not a small
in fact, want to withdraw is indeed difficult, but also faced a series of problems. For example, the war in Iraq early “results” may be destroyed in Afghanistan’s internal political situation could deteriorate further, the Middle East and the Gulf may have adverse effects, and so on.
In addition, according to the Congressional Budget Office estimates, two war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan if the United States to maintain 30,000 troops in 2019 when the government spending a further $ 388 billion. If the number of troops to 7.5 million in the next 10 years will be an additional burden on U.S. taxpayers $ 867 billion.
Congressional Audit Office said that although the withdrawal appears to reduce spending, but the Vietnam War and other conflicts of the past several withdrawal experience has shown that withdrawal in the near future the cost is often upwards. Equipment maintenance and replacement, closure or transfer of Iraq with 283 U.S. military facilities, “may be more important to pay the price.”
Congressional Audit Office said that even 16-200 combat troops stationed in the smallest facilities, would take up to two months to close, and close the 2.4 million people in Balad Air Force bases and dozens of large-scale facilities, it may take 18 months or longer.
Although withdrawal from this year, Obama said the withdrawal of two brigades of about 12,000 U.S. troops began, Congress Audit Office estimated that the remaining 128,000 U.S. troops to Iraq until after the December parliamentary elections evacuated. Therefore, most combat troops will be in next year’s withdrawal of about six months.
addition, the U.S. embassy in Iraq there are about 1300 people, of which 450 were stationed in provincial reconstruction teams. Congress asked GAO report: “In the gradual withdrawal, the U.S. government plan to provide the civilian security, living conditions and medical care?” It seems this is not a small expenditure. A process, why did it! (Sun Ye Fei)