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A Report Card on the Shifting Goals in Iraq

Iraq

A Report Card on the Shifting Goals in Iraq

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What would a report card on Iraq look like? Washington Post correspondent Thomas Ricks returned to Iraq in late May and offers a progress report on expectations and morale in Iraq. He also provides insight on the shifting goals in the war.

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Thomas Ricks, a military reporter for the Washington Post and author of the book Fiasco

Retired Maj. Gen. Mike Davidson, former assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

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