”Poverty, unemployment, and dissolution of civil society and infrastructure are main factors that have led to the chaos in Iraq. Yet, since the invasion, the United States has spent much on U.S. contractors but little to get the Iraqi economy standing on its own two feet, writes Richard May in his latest analysis published by Armed Forces Journal on June 1, 2007.”
Richard May is a former Army officer who served in Afghanistan and Iraq. His last assignment was as medical team chief at Fort Knox, Ky. He is a fellow at the Center for Defense Information in Washington, D.C.