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CONTENTS
Preface	iii
Points of Contact Information	iii
RAND Project AIR FORCE	iii
Summary	vii
Strategies	vii
Political Policies	ix
Security Policies	x
Economic Policies	xii
If Violence Declines	xii
If Violence Fails to Decline	xiii
Acknowledgments	xv
Abbreviations	xvii
1. INTRODUCTION	1
The Problem of Iraq	1
The Situation Today	2
2. DEFINING AND ASSESSING ALTERNATIVE STRATEGIES FOR IRAQ	13
Employ Overwhelming Force	13
Pick, and Back, Winners	17
Partition	18
Leave	20
Maintain Current Efforts	22
From Strategy to Policy	23
3. POLITICAL SUASION	25
Maintain a National Unity Government	25
Engaging Iraq's Neighbors	30
4. SECURITY: TARGETING AID AND INFLUENCE	35
Controlling the Ministry of Interior	35
Improve Policing	41
Police Organization and Recruiting	44
Law and Order	45
Reduce Financial Flows to Militias and Other Illegal Groups	46
Coalition Force Employment	49
balance Baghdad and the rest of iraq	50
Public Information	51
5. HOW ECONOMIC POLICIES CAN HELP	53
Liberalize Refined Oil Product Prices	53
Improve the Operations of the Oil Ministry	55
Concentrate U.S. Grant Aid on the Security Sector and Improving Iraqi Government 
Operations	59
Follow Clear and hold Operations with Local Projects, not Makework Jobs Programs
	59
Give the Iraqi Government Credit	62
6. POLICY PRIORITIES IF; AND ONLY IF; VIOLENCE DECLINES	63
Politics and Security	63
Economic Policies	68
7. NEXT STEPS IF VIOLENCE FAILS TO DECLINE	72
When Is It Time to Go Home?	72
How Should We Leave?	72
What Would Be the Repercussions of Withdrawal?	74
What Could the United States Do to Mitigate the Repercussions of Withdrawal?
	75
Bibliography	80

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Iraq War, 2003-.
United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-.
Iraq -- Politics and government -- 2003-.
Internal security -- Iraq.
Iraq -- Economic conditions -- 21st century.