Lessons Learned from the Iraq War

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Defense Secretary Rumsfeld's design for a lighter, more mobile force is meant to fight short, decisive wars against conventional enemies. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan demonstrate the need to fight protracted conflicts against insurgents. NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Andrew Krepinevich, executive director of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, about the lessons American military planners are learning from the Iraq war.



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