The number of Americans in the military killed is now over 1,000. This morning, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said that the terrible cost has not shaken the determination to succeed. Is the worst over?
Michael O'Hanlon, senior fellow, foreign policy studies, Brookings Institution. Author of Defense Policy Choices for the Bush Administration.
Dan Goure, vice president of the Lexington Institute, a public-policy research organization based in Arlington, Va. Director of the Office of Strategic Competitiveness in the Defense Department in the first Bush administration.
Gareth Stansfield, associate fellow, Middle East Programme, Chatham House. Co-author, The Future of Iraq : Dictatorship, Democracy or Division?