"The following document articulates the broad strategy the President set forth in 2003 and provides an update on our progress as well as the challenges remaining." The Strategy details how the United States will continue to help "the Iraqi people defeat the terrorists and build and inclusive democratic state. In the short term, we expect an Iraq that is making steady progress in fighting terrorists and neutralizing the insurgency, meeting political milestones; building democratic institutions; standing up robust security forces to gather intelligence, destroy terrorist networks, and maintain security; and tackling key economic reforms to lay the foundation for a sound economy. In the medium-term, an Iraq that is in the lead defeating terrorists and insurgents and providing its own security, with a constitutional, elected government in place, providing an inspiring example to reformers in the region, and well on its way to achieving its economic potential. In the longer-term, an Iraq that has defeated the terrorists and neutralized the insurgency. The war on terrorism is the defining challenge of our generation, just as the struggle against communism and fascism were challenges of the generations before. As with those earlier struggles, the United States is fully committed to meeting this challenge. We will do everything it takes to win."
|Publisher:||National Security Council (U.S.)|
|Series:||Military Defense National Strategy|
|Retrieved From:||The White House: http://www.whitehouse.gov|