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Iraq Faces America's Economic Wrath

Matthew Bey
Senior Global Analyst, Stratfor
Jan 14, 2020 | 10:00 GMT
The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is seen on Jan. 2, 2020, following an attack on the facility.

The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is seen on Jan. 2, 2020, following an attack on the facility. If Iraq pushes U.S. troops to leave, the country will find itself in America's economic crosshairs.

(AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP via Getty Images)

The U.S. isn't bent on torpedoing Iraq's economy if Baghdad forces out American soldiers, but its measures could beach it in the longer term....

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