Then-CIA Director David Petraeus testifies on worldwide threats before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, on Jan. 31. Zhang Jun/Xinhua /Landov hide caption

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Journalist Tom Ricks talks with NPR's Steve Inskeep on 'Morning Edition'

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Amb. James Cunningham on who is attacking U.S. troops

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Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson speaks with David Greene on 'Morning Edition'

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