Two top U.S. generals told a congressional committee that Iraq could slide into all-out civil war, and the departing British ambassador to Iraq wrote a memo citing de facto partition as a more likely near-term outcome for Iraq than stable democracy. Diane and her guests talk about the role of U.S. forces in Iraq.


  • Lawrence Korb senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and former assistant secretary of defense in the Reagan administration.
  • Nathan Hodge staff writer for Jane's Defence Weekly
  • Laith Kubba director of the Middle East program at the National Endowment for Democracy and former spokesman for the Iraqi interim government of Ibrahim al Jafari
  • Andrew Krepinevich executive director of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments

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