The proposed influx of more than 20,000 American troops in Iraq will change the composition of the U.S.-led operation. Middle East experts Zbigniew Brzezinski and Walter Russell Mead survey the current situation and discuss the implications of increasing troop numbers.
President Bush unveiled a new Iraq plan on Wednesday night, which includes an increase in U.S. military presence by more than 20,000 troops. Senators Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., debate the president's proposal and how Congress should respond.
President Bush's speech announcing a troop influx in Iraq has been met with skepticism by critics. Political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the probability for this new Iraq strategy's success.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice re-asserts President Bush's need to seek input on Iraq strategy from a variety of sources beyond the Iraq Study Group and explains the president's hesitation to engage in talks with Iraq's neighbors, Iran and Syria.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
As Americans debate the direction of U.S. strategy in Iraq, much of the focus has turned to the Iraqi Security Force, or ISF.
Amidst continuing violence in Iraq and waning American support, Iraqi politicians struggle to bring peace and order. Iraqi Vice President Tariq Al-Hashimi, a Sunni leader, speaks about the political crisis in Baghdad and what can be done to improve the…
President Bush said the Baker-Hamilton report provided "very interesting proposals" that the administration would consider seriously and act on "in a timely fashion." White House counselor Dan Bartlett elaborates on the administration's response.
Political analysts discuss President Bush's recent meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and what the leaked information from the Iraq Study Group means for U.S. policy in the region.
President Bush and Iraqi Premier Nouri al-Maliki met in Jordan, Thursday, to discuss strategies in Iraq to combat sectarian violence. President Bush said that U.S. troops would stay in Iraq as long as necessary. Two experts discuss what may come…
A meeting between Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and President Bush on security matters was postponed Wednesday, the same day a classified White House memo highly critical of the Iraqi leader was leaked to the press. The leaders are expected…
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