Two Generals' Views of Gates, Troop Levels

Robert Siegel talks with retired Army Gens. Robert Scales and Barry McCaffrey. Both former officers are engaged in the current debate over Iraq, particularly with respect to U.S. troop levels.

The subject was often discussed in confirmation hearing for Robert Gates, the president's nominee to replace Donald Rumsfeld as secretary of defense. Scales and McCaffrey analyze the day's session.

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