Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld says recent calls for swift U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq motivate insurgents. We’ll talk about the current political and military debate over a possible U.S. exit strategy.


  • Lawrence Korb Senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, and former Assistant Secretary of Defense in the Reagan administration
  • Anthony Cordesman Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
  • Frank Newport Editor and chief, The Gallup Poll
  • Thomas Barnett Author of "The Pentagon's New Map" and "Blueprint for Action"; Senior Managing Director of Enterra Solutions, LLC; Distinguished Strategist at the Oak Ridge Center for Advanced Studies; and Visiting Scholar at the Howard W. Baker Center at the University of Tennessee.
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