U.S. military commanders warn that the days leading up to the transfer of sovereignty in Iraq could be the bloodiest yet, and they're asking for more troops. Would increased troop levels provide the stability and security needed in Iraq?
*NPR's Pentagon correspondent
Lawrence (Larry) Korb
*Senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and a Senior Adviser to the Center for Defense Information
*Served as assistant secretary of defense (manpower, reserve affairs, installations and logistics) from 1981 through 1985
*The director of the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press
*Director of defense policy studies at Cato Institute