This CRS report provides the most recent update on the situation of "Governance and Security in Post-Saddam Iraq." First of all, the report reviews the U.S. policy towards Iraq during the Clinton Administration followed by the "post-September 11, 2001" policy of the Bush Administration which advocated "a regime change policy toward Iraq." Secondly, the report focuses on the issue of "post-Saddam Transition and Governance," and discusses the formation of the new democratic government. The report also provides an update on the "security challenges and responses" which are prevalent throughout Iraq. Finally, the report also provides the results of the Iraq Study Group, as well as other options which the U.S. can take into consideration, such as "further troop increase, immediate and complete troop withdrawal" and setting a timetable for withdrawal etc. A major recommendation proposed by the Iraq Study Group is to have "increased regional, multi-lateral, and international diplomacy."
CRS Report for Congress, RL31339