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Basra: Disaster or Success?

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Basra: Disaster or Success?

Iraq

Basra: Disaster or Success?

Basra: Disaster or Success?

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U.S. military officials in Iraq say Basra is a disaster, but the Pentagon describes the Iraqi military operation in Basra as a successful byproduct of the surge. Alex Chadwick talks to Guy Raz about the conflicting views and what aspects of the operation were a success.