Book Discussion on Finding the Target

Frederick Kagan talked about his book Finding The Target: The Transformation of American Military Policy, published by Encounter… read more

Frederick Kagan talked about his book Finding The Target: The Transformation of American Military Policy, published by Encounter Books. He blames the problems America is facing in both Iraq and Afghanistan on poor military planning. He said that the Bush administration has a misunderstanding of war and has to focus on more than just defeating the enemy but also on obtaining the political objectives of the battle. Mr. Kagan was joined in discussion by Michael O’Hanlon, author of Hard Power: The New Politics of National Security, published by Basic Books. They responded to questions from members of the audience. close

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Book Discussion on Finding the Target

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Nov 24, 2006
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Nov 26, 2006

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  • Nov 24, 2006 | 6:30pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 26, 2006 | 12:31am EST | C-SPAN 2
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