Friday, July 25, 2008

Reports From the Future of Iraq Project

I recently attended a class in U.S. diplomatic history where, not surprisingly, the subject of U.S. foreign policy towards Iraq was heatedly discussed. Most of my fellow students were aware that [REDACTED] [the foreign affairs department of the Washington DC area's largest employer] had conducted an extensive study of Iraq in preparation for a post-Saddam U.S. occupation, and they also knew that the results of that study were subsequently disregarded by the Coalition Provisional Authority. But only one of them knew that the reports generated by the study are publicly available.

Thanks to a Freedom of Information Act request that was granted in 2006, you can find the twelve reports of the Future of Iraq Project online here, here, or here, eight of them in their entirety and the others redacted only slightly.

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