• To the Best of Our Knowledge: Boots on the Ground: Stories from the War in Iraq, Part 2

  • By: Jim Fleming
  • Length: 52 mins
  • Radio/TV Program
  • Release date: 05-14-10
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Wisconsin Public Radio (To the Best of Our Knowledge)
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (2 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In this hour, after a quick look back at Neo-conservative Richard Perle's 2003 justification for war with Iraq, Steve Paulson talks with Douglas Feith about decision-making in the wake of 9/ll. Feith is a leading neo-conservative intellectual, who was Under Secretary of Defense for Policy under Donald Rumsfeld, and one of the architects of the Bush Administration's war on terrorism. He is the author of War and Decision: Inside the Pentagon at the Dawn of the War on Terrorism.
Next, Colonel David Lapan is Director of Public Affairs for the U.S. Marine Corps and was one of the architects of the Defense Department's Embedded Media Program. Jim Fleming caught up with him one hectic day at the Pentagon and they talked about the merits of the embed program.
Then, David Kilcullen is the author of The Accidental Guerilla: Fighting Small Wars in the Midst of a Big One. Kilcullen was a top military advisor to General Petraeus during the troop surge in Iraq. He tells Anne Strainchamps that most counter-insurgency efforts fail because foreign armies usually galvanize opposition from local people.
After that, Ali Allawi was Minister of Trade and Minister of Defense in the Interim Iraqi Governing Council in 2003 and 2004. Allawi recalls his experiences and reflects on the present situation during this conversation with Steve Paulson. Allawi's book is called The Occupation of Iraq: Winning the War: Losing the Peace.
Finally, journalist Thomas Ricks writes for The Washington Post and has won two Pulitzer Prizes. He talks with Jim Fleming about how close the U.S. came to losing the war in Iraq on November 19, 2004 in a town called Haditha, 150 miles north of Baghdad. [Broadcast Date: May 14, 2010]
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