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Will Increasing Troop Levels Quell Violence in Iraq?

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Will Increasing Troop Levels Quell Violence in Iraq?

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Will Increasing Troop Levels Quell Violence in Iraq?

Will Increasing Troop Levels Quell Violence in Iraq?

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Wednesday night, President Bush laid out a multifaceted "new approach" to the war in Iraq and announced plans to increase U.S. combat troop levels, particularly in Baghdad. Military and policy analysts discuss the president's new plan to curb violence in Iraq.

Guests:

Gen. Jack Keane (retired), former Army vice chief of staff (was in Iraq during the U.S. invasion)

Larry Diamond, senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution; advised Paul Bremer and the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad from January to April 2004

Michael O'Hanlon, senior fellow of foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution

Aaron Friedberg, former deputy assistant for National Security Affairs in the office of Vice President Dick Cheney (2003-2005); professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Senate majority whip

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