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dc.contributor.advisorLooney, Robert
dc.contributor.authorSpiers, Scott A.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:37:00Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:37:00Z
dc.date.issued2007-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/3014
dc.description.abstractThis research effort analyzes the cost of the current war in Iraq and the corruption that is siphoning funds away from the war effort through economic corruption by Iraqis and by United States citizens and American corporations, most notably Haliburton and its subsidiary Kellogg, Brown and Root. In order to help limit corruption and aid economic growth through its own resources, many economists to include Looney, Robert have proposed the creation of an oil fund, similar to the one the state of Alaska uses where its citizens receive a direct distribution of funds from the state government. This analysis adds to that idea by looking at the types of corruption that is currently on going and the cultural and psychological reasons why Iraqis are joining terrorist and insurgent organizations. In doing so, the United States may be able better address the key the center of gravity of any insurgency, the population.en_US
dc.format.extentxiv, 77 p. ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsApproved for public release, distribution unlimiteden_US
dc.subject.lcshCultural intelligenceen_US
dc.subject.lcshInsurgencyen_US
dc.subject.lcshCorruptionen_US
dc.titleThe cost and economic corruption of the Iraq waren_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderGehri, Suzanne
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.description.serviceUS Air Force (USAF) author.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc191699641
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineNational Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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