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May 05

Hard Lessons: The Iraq Reconstruction Experience

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Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium


Stuart Bowen, Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, will address the tactical and strategic lessons learned from Iraq and discuss his recently published book, Hard Lessons: The Iraq Reconstruction Experience, considered, by many, to be the definitive work on contingency relief and reconstruction operations in Iraq.  Hard Lessons provides a comprehensive account of what went wrong with Iraqi reconstruction efforts and offers insights that policymakers may find particularly useful in efforts to reform the U.S. approach to contingency relief and reconstruction operations.

More About the Speakers

Stuart Bowen
Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction

Michael O'Hanlon
Senior Fellow,
Foreign Policy,
Director of Research,
21st Century Defense Initiative
and the Sydney Stein, Jr. Chair,
The Brookings Institution

James Carafano
Assistant Director,
Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies
and Senior Research Fellow,
Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies,
The Heritage Foundation

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James Phillips James Phillips

Senior Research Fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs Read More