An Alliance in Name Only: NATO and Iraq

  • Richard E. Rupp


When George W. Bush entered the White House in January 2001, there was little indication that the new president was intent upon forcibly removing Saddam Hussein from power. During the Clinton years, Washington maintained stringent economic and political sanctions on Iraq, enforced a no-fly-zone, and supported limited “regime change” efforts sponsored by the U.S. Congress and various Iraqi opposition groups. In keeping with the Clinton approach, prior to 9/11, the Bush administration favored containment of Iraq, not direct military confrontation.1


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