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  • Washington Journal Robert Draper Discusses His Book To Start a War
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    Robert Draper on To Start a War

    Robert Draper talked about his new book, To Start a War: How the Bush Administration Took America into Iraq.

  • Creating the Iraq Surge Strategy
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    Creating the Iraq Surge Strategy

    Former George W. Bush administration officials talked about the planning leading up to the 2007 surge of American troop levels in Iraq, including what they described as myths and misunderstandings…

  • Army Staff Sergeant David Bellavia Awarded Medal of Honor
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    Medal of Honor Ceremony

    President Trump bestowed the Medal of Honor on the Iraq War’s first living recipient, Army veteran David Bellavia, for his life-saving actions in a battle known as the Second Battle of…

  • US Army and Iraq War Panel 2
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    U.S. Army and Iraq War, Panel 2

    The Center for Strategic and International Studies hosted a discussion on the U.S. Army’s two-volume report of the war in Iraq. During this portion, a second group of panelists offered…

  • US Army and Iraq War Panel 1
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    U.S. Army and Iraq War, Panel 1

    The Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC hosted a discussion on the U.S. Army’s two-volume report of the war in Iraq. During this portion, the two co-authors of the…

  • Author Discussion on War
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    Author Discussion on War

    Journalist Monte Reel reported on the U-2 spy plane program of the Cold War-era and journalist Cam Simpson recounted the capture and killing of defense contractors working for the U.S.,…

  • Washington Journal Michael OBrien on the Iraq War
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    America's Destruction of Iraq

    Michael O’Brien talked about his book, America’s Destruction of Iraq, which examines military and political failures in Iraq and the rise of radical Islamic terrorism in the Middle East as…

  • emWe Got Himem
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    We Got Him!

    Representative Steve Russell (R-OK) talked about his book, We Got Him!: A Memoir of the Hunt and Capture of Saddam Hussein. He was the commander of the battalion that captured the deposed…

  • emFallujah Reduxem
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    Fallujah Redux

    Daniel Green and Marine Corps Brigadier General William Mullen, two Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans who participated in taking Fallujah back from insurgents in 2007, talked about their…

  • Media Coverage of the Iraq War
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    Media Coverage of the Iraq War

    New York Times photojournalist Michael Kamber recently released a new book Photojournalists on War: the Untold Stories From Iraq. He and a group of journalists spoke about lessons learned…

  • Stuart Bowen Describes Lessons Learned from Iraq
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    Iraq Reconstruction

    Stuart Bowen, the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR), talked about lessons learned from the effort to rebuild Iraq and how to apply them to future U.S. endeavors.…

  • emJoker Oneem
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    Joker One

    Donovan Campbell talked about his book, Joker One: A Marine Platoon’s Story of Courage, Leadership, and Brotherhood, in which he chronicles his time leading a platoon of Marines in Ramadi,…

  • Cost of Iraq and Afghanistan Wars
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    Cost of Iraq and Afghanistan Wars

    Linda Bilmes talked about her report on the cost of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. In the report she concluded that both conflicts would be the most expensive wars in U.S. history, totaling somewhere between $4 - $6…

  • Special Operations and Iraq
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    Special Operations and Iraq

    General Stanley McChrystal (Ret.) talked about the evolution of the Joint Special Operations Command and the pursuit of al-Qaeda in Iraq, in particular the terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Bruce Riedel,…

  • emThe Lonely Soldierem
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    The Lonely Soldier

    Helen Benedict talked about her book, The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq. The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded in the King’s College Room in…

  • QA with Chuck Hagel
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    Q&A with Chuck Hagel

    Senator Chuck Hagel was interviewed about his future political plans and U.S. domestic and foreign policies. He spoke his personal life experiences including his military service in…

  • emThe Long Walkem
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    The Long Walk

    Brian Castner, a Bronze Star recipient who completed two tours in Iraq as a commander of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit, talked about his experiences during the war and the lasting…

  • emThe Yellow Birds A Novelem
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    The Yellow Birds: A Novel

    Kevin Powers talked about his book The Yellow Birds: A Novel, which was inspired by his Army tours in Iraq. He was interviewed while at the annual book publishing trade show, Book Expo…

  • Phil Donahue on US Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan
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    Phil Donahue on U.S. Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan

    Phil Donahue talked about his documentary, Body of War, and answered viewer calls and electronic communications. The film focuses on Tomas Young, an Iraq War veteran who was paralyzed from…

  • Dinner for Iraq War Veterans
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    Dinner for Iraq War Veterans

    President Obama, Vice President Biden, and Defense Secretary Panetta spoke at a White House dinner for Iraq War veterans.

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