Defense Secretary Robert Gates has endorsed pausing troop drawdowns in Iraq. Where the “surge” and Iraq policy are heading in the final months of the Bush administration, and how the presidential candidates are reacting.


  • James Kitfield Senior correspondent, "National Journal" magazine.
  • Lawrence Korb Senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, and former Assistant Secretary of Defense in the Reagan administration
  • Max Boot Senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of "War Made New" (Gotham Books)
  • Gen. Wesley Clark Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander and author of "A Time To Lead," "Waging Modern War" and "Winning Modern Wars."
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