Washington Post military correspondent Thomas E. Ricks outlines what he views as three elements of the Iraq war that Americans do not understand, including how stuck the US truly is in Iraq. "President Obama is only slowly coming to grasp just how screwed he is," says Ricks.
Does military intervention work? What is the role of non-military and multi-national groups in regime change and peace-keeping efforts?
Three distinguished participants discuss their perspectives on peace keeping and regime change. Featuring Alex de Waal, program director of the Social Science Research Council, General Barry McCaffrey, four-star general of the United States Army (retired), and Thomas Ricks, The Washington Post's Special Military Correspondent. Thomas Weiss, Presidential Professor of Political Science at The Graduate Center moderates. -- City University of New York
Thomas E. Ricks is a Washington Post Pentagon and military correspondent and Pulitzer Prize-winner. Ricks lectures widely to the military and is a member of Harvard University's Senior Advisory Council on the Project on U.S. Civil-Military Relations. Ricks is the author of the bestselling books Making the Corps, A Soldier's Duty, and Fiasco: The American Military Adventure In Iraq.