The Mission

Ms. Priest talked about her book The Mission: Waging War and Keeping Peace with America’s Military, published by W.W. Norton and Company.… read more

The Mission Ms. Priest talked about her book The Mission: Waging War and Keeping Peace with America’s Military, published by W.W. Norton and Company. She argues that, traditionally reluctant to engage in humanitarian and peacekeeping assignments, the U.S. military, by virtue of taking them on in the 1990s, has nevertheless become the dominant day-to-day influence in foreign policy. Ms. Priest spent time in the field with top military brass and foot soldiers alike in such hot spots as Colombia, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Indonesia, and the Balkans, where she examined how operations are carried out and what those in the military think of their expanded roles, for which they are ill-trained. close

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Booknotes
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 09, 2003 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Jan 16, 2010 | 6:05pm EST | C-SPAN 2

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  • Mar 09, 2003 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 09, 2003 | 11:01pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 10, 2003 | 5:59am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 14, 2003 | 2:39am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 27, 2004 | 7:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 28, 2004 | 11:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 16, 2010 | 6:05pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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