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Later this week, the President will address the nation with his onward vision for the U.S. military in Iraq. With a hard war in its fifth year, benchmarks unmet, and polls showing American disillusionment, it will not be an easy sell.

But the way is being paved before Congress this week in the testimony of General David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker. They are talking progress, hopes, and limited withdrawals — and asking for more time. Yesterday, before the House. Today, the Senate.

This hour, On Point: Petraeus and Crocker before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.Guests:

Bing West, served as a Marine in Vietnam and as assistant secretary of defense under President Reagan, author of "No True Glory: A Frontline Account of the Battle for Fallujah".

Col. Douglas Macgregor (ret.), served in the Gulf War, author of "Breaking the Phalanx" and "Transformation under Fire".

This program aired on September 11, 2007.

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