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NEWPORT, R.I. -- NWC Strategic Research department chairman professor Peter Dombrowski released a book, titled “Balance Sheet: the Iraq War and U.S. National Security,” which examines the overall contributions of the Iraq war to American national security
 
Dombrowski said the debate is often focused in terms of the situation, rather than the larger, national security picture. The book addresses the gap by providing a comprehensive evaluation of the consequences of the Iraq war.
 
It is aimed at both those who have not yet made up their minds about the war and those who wish to ground their opinions in a clearer understanding of what effects the war has actually had, according to Dombrowski.
 
“Balance Sheet” examines both how the war has advanced or retarded the achievement of other goals of domestic national security policy, and its impact on the ability of the U.S. to pursue its security interests now and in the future, Dombrowski said.
 
Individual chapters are written by authors who are experts in their respective fields.
 
Dombrowski earned his PhD. from the University of Maryland, and has published several books in his career. He joined the Naval War College faculty shortly after departing from the University of Iowa.
 
by Tyler Will, Naval War College Public Affairs