Duty and Doubt in a Family of Soldiers Lt. Andrew Bacevich died in Iraq this week. He was the son of a retired Army colonel and Vietnam veteran who had just written an article expressing his view that there is no way to salvage the situation in Iraq.
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Duty and Doubt in a Family of Soldiers

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Duty and Doubt in a Family of Soldiers

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Lt. Andrew Bacevich died in Iraq this week. He was the son of a retired Army colonel and Vietnam veteran who had just written an article expressing his view that there is no way to salvage the situation in Iraq.

JOHN YDSTIE, Host:

I guess that's the point. Most Americans now think, like Professor Bacevich, that the Iraq war isn't going well. The majority wanted deadline for pulling U.S. troops out. So even the small comfort a family might get from the knowledge that a fallen loved one died to help salvage a nation may be slipping away.

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