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This chapter will enable a greater understanding of:
• The controversial background to the US intervention in Iraq.
• The impacts of the Iraq War on the Iraqi people.
• The continuing crises confronting the political system in Iraq.
• The impacts of counter-terrorism policy on the perception of the US in the Middle East.
• The dilemmas resulting from US counter-terrorism efforts in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Somalia.