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Topic - Paul Eaton
A dramatic uptick in violence and political instability in Iraq has raised fears that Baghdad once again is tilting toward civil war.
A dramatic uptick in violence and political instability in Iraq have raised fears that Baghdad once again is tilting toward civil war.
But he said the Obama administration could do a much better job in laying out a firm "carrot-and-stick" approach to dealing with the aftermath of the U.S. pullout.
Maj. Gen. Paul Eaton, a 30-year Army veteran who served in Iraq, Bosnia and Somalia and is now a senior adviser at the National Security Network, said the U.S. had little choice but to pull out its troops because Iraq's government no longer wanted them there.