The Good Soldiers

David Finkel talked about his book The Good Soldiers (Farrar, Straus and Giroux; September 15, 2009). In his book he recounts the fifteen months he… read more

David Finkel talked about his book The Good Soldiers (Farrar, Straus and Giroux; September 15, 2009). In his book he recounts the fifteen months he spent with Army Battalion 2-16, part of the U.S. forces that carried out the “the surge” in 2007-2008. Battalion 2-16 was charged with securing part of Baghdad. Mr. Finkel read passages from his book and talked about his experiences with the soldiers in Iraq. He talked about how their tour of duty changed the soldiers and their evaluations of the success of the surge. He also responded to questions from members of the audience.

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Finkel is the national enterprise editor at the Washington Post.

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The Good Soldiers

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Program ID:
289342-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 17, 2009 | 10:52pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Dec 31, 2009 | 1:34am EST | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Oct 17, 2009 | 10:52pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 18, 2009 | 4:57pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 25, 2009 | 5:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 30, 2009 | 10:20pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 31, 2009 | 1:34am EST | C-SPAN 2
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