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The Generals Debate Iraq
First broadcast August 2007

Troops in Iraq

The war in Iraq has cost the lives of more than 3,600 American soldiers.

Few would argue that it's going well for the Americans - some even say the United States is losing the war. So whose fault is that? The politicians or the generals?

Owen Bennett-Jones chairs a unique debate with some of the most senior and influential military figures responsible for the planning and execution of the war in Iraq.

The participants discuss the military strategies and tactics they deployed in their efforts to achieve the objectives of their political masters in Washington.

The programme features General Richard Myers, who formerly held the most senior military rank in the land as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; General Jack Keane, the head of the American army; and General William Wallace, who led his troops into Baghdad.

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