After U.S. Troops Withdrawal, Iraq's Future Uncertain

To the degree that Iraq still figures in the American consciousness, it is largely through the narrow prism of how quickly the remaining U.S. troops will leave the country as the Obama administration winds down the war. But little attention is being paid to what kind of Iraq will be left behind. With the contours of that post-U.S. Iraq just beginning to emerge, Yochi Dreazen sets out to answer a fundamental question: after the deaths of thousands of Americans and tens of thousands of Iraqis, what, precisely, has been gained?