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Fallujah/Najaf Strategy

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Fallujah/Najaf Strategy

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Standoffs in the Iraqi cities of Fallujah and Najaf present the United States with a dangerous strategic dilemma — how to subdue insurgents and protect civilians at the same time. Experts say invading those holy sites could lead to disaster, but doing nothing could be even worse. Join NPR's Neal Conan and his guests to sort through the options in Iraq.

Guests:

Rajiv Chandrasekaran
*Foreign reporter for The Washington Post
*Reporting from Fallujah

Lawrence Eagleburger
*Secretary of state during the George Bush, Sr. Administration

Ashton Carter
*Assistant secretary of defense for International Security Policy in the first Clinton administration
*Co-director, with former Secretary of Defense William Perry, of the Preventive Defense Project, at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government

Laith Kubba
*President of the Iraqi National Group, an Iraqi think-tank
*Director of the Middle East program at the National Endowment for Democracy
*One of the founders of the Iraqi National Congress