Southern, Iraq (Apr. 2, 2003) -- U.S. Army Sgt. Mark Phiffer stands guard duty near a burning oil well in the Rumaylah Oil Fields in Southern Iraq. (U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Arlo K. Abrahamson).
Why Biden may not be able to extricate the US from its Middle East quagmire

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