When Do You Know You're Winning? Combating Insurgencies - Past, Present, and Future
Recorded on August 2, 2007
Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium
The Bush Administration's new surge strategy and offensives in
Baghdad and the surrounding provinces have been a focus of fierce
debate in Washington. The entire complement of U.S. forces
has been in place only since June, but many critics have already
dismissed the surge as a failure. Congress is demanding a
change in the Iraq strategy even before the commanders on the
ground fully understand the implications of the surge.
Join us as military historians examine past U.S. counter insurgency
efforts and reflect on the U.S. government's ability to grade the
effectiveness of current military operations.