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How America's 'Czars' Fare in Their Work

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How America's 'Czars' Fare in Their Work

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How America's 'Czars' Fare in Their Work

How America's 'Czars' Fare in Their Work

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While it's possible that Lt. Gen. Douglas Lute could be successful in overseeing the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, previous inter-agency "czars" have not had much effect, as Anthony Cordesman tells NPR's Andrea Seabrook. The White House appointed Lute to the position of "war czar" Tuesday.

Cordesman is the Burke chair in strategy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.