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Is Iraq Unwinnable?48:22
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photoThe White House is sticking to its guns and its plan to stay the military intervention course in Iraq. But senior American military officials counter that insurgency in Iraq is stronger than ever.

Almost two years after the conflict in Iraq started, American citizens and politicians are pressuring President Bush to speed the withdrawal of American troops.

Is it time for the U.S. to rethink its military strategy and redefine victory in Iraq?

Guests:

Tom Lasseter, Baghdad correspondent, Knight Ridder Newspapers

Bryan Bender, reporter, The Boston Globe

Rod Nordland, correspondent-at-large and former Baghdad Bureau Chief, Newsweek

(Ret) General Bernard Trainor, three-star general in the Marine Corps, former Deputy Chief of Staff for plans, policies and operations and Marine Corps Deputy to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, author of "The Generals' War: The Inside Story of the Persian Gulf War"

This program aired on June 14, 2005.

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