Alive In Baghdad Alliances Shift with Security

Alliances Shift with Security - 09.26.2009

Alive In Baghdad - Iraq Video » Rising Crime an Opportunity for Sadr? - 09/28/2009 23:20:08

[…] As I wrote previously, when the monopoly on violence, coercion, and security disappear, as occurred in March and April 2003 with the invasion of Iraq, communities fragment. Citizens seek out leaders, solutions for security, and collective protection. Because the United States and the Multinational Forces failed to provide leadership and solutions, locals turned to the leaders they knew, often this meant religious leaders. […]

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