Congress set September 15th as a deadline for an evaluation of this years U.S. troop surge in Iraq, but many say there may be conflicting assessments. We’ll hear different perspectives on U.S. policy options in Iraq.

Guests

  • Lawrence Korb Senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, and former Assistant Secretary of Defense in the Reagan administration
  • Pete Hegseth executive director, Vets for Freedom and 1st Lieutenant, Army National Guard
  • Zbigniew Brzezinski Counselor and Trustee at the Center for Strategic & International Studies and Professor of American Foreign Policy at the Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University. He served as National Security Advisor to President Carter from 1977 to 1981. His most recent book, 'America and the World,' was co-authored with Brent Scowcroft.

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