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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Iraq: Five Years of War

Watch this presentation hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations: Iraq: Five Years of War (Video)

Barry R. McCaffrey, General, U.S. Army (Ret.); Adjunct Professor of International Affairs, United States Military Academy March 13, 2008

Barry McCaffrey, a retired U.S. army general and adjunct professor of international affairs at West Point, discusses past failings and future options for success in Iraq five years after the war began. McCaffrey, an early critic of the war’s initial planning, says “if you look at the totality of our experience in Iraq, it’s been a major disaster.” He says increasing costs, diminishing assets, and a rising death toll continue to jeopardize long-term stability. And yet progress has been made, the general says....

Related article from Newsweek: Cover Story Iraq

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