On May 3, 2003, then-President George W. Bush declared victory in Iraq, a "Mission Accomplished" banner prominently displayed behind him. In a December 2010 paper, Baker Institute history fellow Douglas Brinkley explores the realities that belie Bush"s premature evaluation of a mission that, more than seven years later, has yet to end.
Read the rest of Brinkley"s "Nine Years Later" series on the 9/11 terrorist attacks and their aftermath:
- "Nine Years Later: The Tragedy of September 11, 2001" (published September 2010)
- "Nine Years Later: The September 11 Attacks and the Iraq War" (published November 2010)