An American report suggests increasing US forces to spare Iraq and the world an “Iranian catastrophe”

An American report suggests increasing US forces to spare Iraq and the world an “Iranian catastrophe”

2021-12-05 07:51

An American report suggests increasing US forces to spare Iraq and the world an Iranian catastropheShafaq News/ The US “International Policy Digest” website concluded that Iraq is facing a situation similar to what Afghanistan faced recently, as it is not ready for the withdrawal of US forces from it, and if this withdrawal occurs, the world is threatened with facing a new “disaster”.

And the beginning of the report of the American website, which was translated by Shafak News Agency; Afghanistan was not ready for the US military withdrawal, and now there are minorities facing grave dangers, terrorism is growing, and many Afghans are now facing the suffering of displacement and extreme poverty.

Similarly, the report considered that Iraq will face growing pressures and threats from Iran and extremist groups, as soon as America withdraws its remaining 2,500 forces by the end of 2021.

Therefore, the report considers that, instead of withdrawing from Iraq, the United States should increase the number of personnel of the American force stationed in Iraq to 3,500 until the end of 2022, explaining that “the increase in the size of the forces will reduce the potential for security threats, and promote the rebuilding of the Iraqi military forces, It increases the security of Iraqi citizens.”

The report stated; “The US-Iraqi relations are important to the stability of the Middle East,” referring to Washington that helped Iraq fight ISIS, and provided diplomatic, economic and political support to help Iraq achieve stability, and therefore the withdrawal of the United States will make Iraq more vulnerable to extremist attacks by militants of the Popular Mobilization Forces Funded by Iran, which will encourage to undermine the government. “Iran will enhance its influence and military presence throughout Iraq,” he added.

The report pointed out that increasing the size of the US force in Iraq to 3,500 by the end of 2022 will reduce security threats, as there are internal threats due to the targeting of the Iraqi government officials and citizens by the Popular Mobilization Groups, and there are existing external threats from the increasing Iranian pressure, and its bets on expanding influence Shiites in Iraq.

He added that the US military presence can help the Iraqi forces maintain stability throughout the country, and the increase in the number of US forces can contribute to rebuilding and stabilizing the Iraqi army, which has been weakened since it began its battle with ISIS, and is currently unable to confront internal and external threats. alone.

However, the report considered that Iraq cannot, and should not, continue to depend on the United States, adding that by helping to rebuild and cohesive Iraqi forces now, the United States would be able to withdraw early with full confidence that the Iraqi army would be able to defend the country.

However, according to the report, if the United States withdraws completely by the end of 2021, “the Iraqi army will collapse.”

He added that the increase in the number of the American force will provide additional protection for Iraqi citizens who are at risk of ground and air attacks, and that the American forces have a greater ability to use modern technology to monitor and deter attacks targeting various locations throughout Iraq, and therefore the possibility of losing civilian lives will likely be reduced.

In addition, the report pointed out that the increase in the number of US forces stationed in Iraq will make internal and external groups interpret this as an “indicator of aggression”, and that the extremist groups will most likely view this presence as a “preparation to confront them directly.”

He also noted that militant groups and Iran may increasingly attack US and Iraqi forces in response.

However, the report considered that with the increase in the number of US forces, the Iraqi army will have greater access to advanced technology to monitor and deter potential attacks, and greater protection for civilian lives.

The report concluded by calling for an increase in the size of the US force in Iraq to 3,500, explaining that the world should not witness a new disaster like Afghanistan, and that this increase would allow Washington to make a complete and early withdrawal in the future with its full confidence that the Iraqi army can defend itself.

Until then, the report said, the US military will maintain a vital presence in a stable Middle East, and will also protect the lives of many Iraqi citizens. “The time is now for the United States to act, and to ensure a prosperous and stable future for Iraq, the Middle East and the world,” he added.

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