Argument: Iraq is a pillar of American strategy in the Middle East that should not be abandoned
- Andrew F. Krepinevich, Jr. "How to Win in Iraq". Foreign Affairs. September/October, 2005. Concludes that if the United States withdraws militarily from Iraq under the current circumstances, the best we can hope for is to leverage our "waning influence to outmaneuver the Iranians and the Syrians in creating an ally out of Iraq's next despot."