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  • Washington Journal Linda Robinson on Special Forces in Iraq and Syria
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    Special Operations Forces in Iraq and Syria

    Linda Robinson talked about the Pentagon’s announcement that 100-150 U.S. special operations troops would be deployed to Iraq to conduct raids on ISIS. The Islamic State of Iraq and…

  • Washington Journal US Options in Iraq
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    U.S. Options in Iraq

    Linda Robinson talked about U.S. military options in Iraq and the region. She discussed how events were changing U.S. military preparedness and strategic plans, options, and defense priorities.…

  • Washington Journal Special Operations in Iraq  Afghanistan
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    Special Operations Forces

    Linda Robinson talked about the role and mission of special operation forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, and how they evolved to become the “go to” force for operations worldwide. She is the…

  • emOne Hundred Victoriesem
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    One Hundred Victories

    Linda Robinson talked about her book, One Hundred Victories: Special Ops and the Future of American Warfare, in which she discusses the role of U.S. Special Operations Forces and argues that they will…

  • Special Operations Chief Speaks at the Woodrow Wilson Center
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    U.S. Special Operations

    Admiral William McRaven, commander of U.S. Special Operations, outlined his vision for the role of special operations forces. Afterward, military policy experts responded to his speech.

  • Future of Special Operations
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    Future of Special Operations

    Linda Robinson talked about the future and role of U.S. special operations in light of the opening of the movie Zero Dark Thirty on the search for and killing of Osama bin Laden. She discussed the…

  • Counterinsurgency Operations in Iraq
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    Counterinsurgency Operations in Iraq

    Panelists gave their assessments of the Iraq war. Topics included past failures in the war, recommendations on future action, and the opinions of historians and authors on the Iraq war.…

  • emTell Me How This Endsem
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    Tell Me How This Ends

    Linda Robinson spoke about her book, Tell Me How This Ends (PublicAffairs; September 1, 2008), and the U.S. military occupation of Iraq. Among the topics she addressed were strategic and…

  • QA with Linda Robinson
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    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; September 1, 2008). In 2006 General David Petraeus…

  • emMasters of Chaos  The Special Forcesem
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    Masters of Chaos: The Special Forces

    Ms. Robinson talked about her book Masters of Chaos: The Secret History of the Special Forces, published by PublicAffairs. Ms. Robinson covered the U.S. Army’s Special Forces during…

  • Relationship Between Military and Press
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    Relationship Between Military and Press

    Reporters who covered the military, former military officers, and others talked about the relationship between the military and the media. Topics included General David Petraeus' recent Iraq…

  • Investigation of Veterans Care
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    Investigation of Veterans' Care

    Linda Robinson talked about her cover story, “Cheating Our Vets,” in the latest issue of Newsweek. She talked about the Veterans Administration and its benefits system, including the disability…

  • Presidents New Iraq Plan
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    President's New Iraq Plan

    Linda Robinson talked about President Bush’s new Iraq plan as proposed in his January 10 address to the nation, as well as other aspects of the Iraq situation. She responded to telephone…

  • Operations in Iraq
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    Operations in Iraq

    Ms. Robinson talked about the Bush administration’s policy in Iraq, military operations, and the levels of sectarian violence. She was last in Iraq in August traveling with U.S. Army…

  • War in Iraq
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    War in Iraq

    The guest talked about the war in Iraq and what she learned when embedded recently with Army special forces and Navy Seals. She responded to telephone calls and electronic mail.

  • Books on the Military Panel
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    Books on the Military Panel

    Authors discussed their war memoirs in a panel titled “At War, At Home: Books on the Military,” which was held at the Barnes and Noble bookstore. Linda Robinson talked about her book Masters of…

  • Future of the US Military
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    Future of the U.S. Military

    A panel discussion was held on the future of the U.S. military and irregular warfare. Among the topics panelists discussed were global security issues; irregular warfare tactics and…

  • Combating Terrorism
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    Combating Terrorism

    Ms. Robinson talked about her U.S. News and World Report cover story on the Defense Department’s new plan to combat terrorism around the world. She responded to audience telephone calls,…

  • Gerald R Ford Journalism Awards
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    Gerald R. Ford Journalism Awards

    Vice President Dick Cheney spoke at the presentation of the 18th annual Gerald R. Ford Journalism awards to Ms. Calmes and Ms. Robinson. Vice President Cheney served as President Ford’s…

  • Iraqi Elections
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    Iraqi Elections

    Ms. Robinson talked about the results of the Iraqi elections, seating the National Assembly, and the potential impact of the elections on the future of Iraq. She also responded to telephone…

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