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