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Five Myths about the Iraq Jihad

Five Myths about the Iraq Jihad


Iraq had never been a major front in the so-called War on Terror before the U.S.-led invasion in March 2003 made it so.Now, five years later, a critical question weighs heavily on the minds of scholars and policymakers alike: Has the Iraq War increased or decreased the jihadist terrorist threat?

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Kaplan, Stephanie. 2008. "Five Myths about the Iraq Jihad." Precis (January): 1-6. http://web.mit.edu/cis/Publications/MIT_precis_spring_2008.pdf

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