Location: The Heritage Foundation's Allison Auditorium
The Bush Administration's "Plan B" for Iraq, announced in
January 2007 and fully operational in June, has produced remarkable
improvements in the security situation. How much progress has
been made in Iraq and how sustainable are these security
achievements as the level of U.S. troops gradually drops to
previous levels? What are the strengths and weaknesses of the
surge strategy? What are the prospects for ultimate
success? How can U.S. policy in Iraq be improved?
More About the Speakers
Hon. Mark Kimmitt
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Middle Eastern
Stephen Biddle, Ph.D.
Council on Foreign Relations
Conrad Crane, Ph.D.
US Army Military History Institute,
US Army War College
Michael Meese, Ph.D.
Deputy Head and Professor,
Department of Social Sciences,
United States Military Academy
Senior Research Fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs