Iraq: The Road Ahead

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Five years in, President Bush now says the Iraq war has brought the United States to the brink of a great strategic victory. Many others call the war the greatest strategic blunder in American history.

Either way, there are decisions to be made. If we should stay, how long? If we should go, how fast? How many trillions and lives to spend? How many years?

The questions are hot on the campaign trail. And hot right here.

This hour, On Point: five years in, we'll go up to the minute on the great debate — when and how to leave Iraq.Guests:

Christopher Dickey, Middle East regional editor for Newsweek, his recent article for the magazine looked at the next five years in Iraq.

Brigadier General John Johns (U.S. Army - Ret.), a specialist in counterinsurgency and nation-building, he served 26 years as a combat officer, served eight years on the Army General Staff, and taught national security strategy for 14 years at National Defense University.

Michael O'Hanlon, senior fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution.

This program aired on March 20, 2008.


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