The Iraq Decisions That the Next President, Whether It’s Obama or McCain, Will Face

In a new book, war correspondent Linda Robinson also assesses the performance of Gen. David Petraeus.

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The ultimate goals of a regional pact should be to deter aggression on all sides, prevent the acquisition of de-stabilizing weapons, and craft a stable balance of power.Adapted from Tell Me How This Ends: General David Petraeus and the Search for a Way Out of Iraq (Public Affairs). Copyright © 2008 by Linda Robinson.