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Iraq: Chasing Ghosts?48:22
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For almost a month now, the roar of hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico has drowned out the roar of battle in Iraq. But the battle noise "over there", on the other Gulf and into Iraqi towns and desert, has been terrible.

U.S. troops have gone on a raging offensive. Insurgents have hit back with record-setting intensity. The U.S. military death toll has surged past 1900 and nobody is talking about insurgents "on the run" anymore.

More Americans want out. But even gung-ho strategists who want to hang in say it's a bad situation - that the US needs a new strategy, and quickly.

Tune in for a battlefront report, and the search for a new strategy, in or out of Iraq.

Guests:

Michael Ware, Reporter for Time Magazine.

Andrew Krepinevich, Executive Director of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments.

Barry Posen, professor of political science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

This program aired on September 22, 2005.

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