The U.S. increased its troop commitment in Iraq by 12,000, for a total of about 150,000. Diane and her guests talk about the military strategy in Iraq in the lead-up to elections.


  • Ivo Daalder U.S. Ambassador to NATO, former senior fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution, former director for European Affairs for the National Security Council, and author of "Beyond Preemption: Force and Legitimacy in a Changed World".
  • Maj. Gen. Bill Nash U.S. Army-Retired, senior fellow and director of the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations
  • Julian Barnes Pentagon reporter for the "Los Angeles Times"

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