Q&A with Linda Robinson

Linda Robinson talked about her book Tell Me How This Ends: General David Petraeus and the Search for a Way Out of Iraq (PublicAffairs;… read more

Linda Robinson talked about her book Tell Me How This Ends: General David Petraeus and the Search for a Way Out of Iraq (PublicAffairs; September 1, 2008). In 2006 General David Petraeus was appointed the commanding general of the coalition forces in Iraq. Linda Robinson conducted extensive interviews with General Petraeus and his subordinate commanders and spent weeks with key U.S. and Iraqi divisions. In her book she ties together military operations in Iraq with the internecine political situation. Video clips were shown of General Petraeus from Senate Foreign Relations and Senate Armed Services Committee hearings on April 8, 2008.

Linda Robinson is the author of Masters of Chaos: The Secret History of the Special Forces and currently the author in residence at the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies' Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies and a contributing editor for U.S. News and World Report. Ms. Robinson was a senior writer for U.S. News and World Report when she covered wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Latin America. She received the Gerald R. Ford Prize for Reporting on National Defense in 2005 and was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University 2000-01. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Sep 7, 2008
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Sep 8, 2008

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  • Sep 07, 2008 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 07, 2008 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 08, 2008 | 6:01am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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