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Foreign Affairs Live: A Discussion of Iraqi Futures

Speakers: Steven Simon and Stephen D. Biddle
Presider: James F. Hoge Jr.

With violence down and U.S. troop deaths at their lowest point since the Iraq war began, military analysts are in near-agreement that Iraq is more secure today. But CFR's Stephen Biddle and Steven Simon disagree on how to ensure stability continues. They discuss their views during this inaugural Foreign Affairs Live debate.

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Foreign Affairs Live: A Discussion of Iraqi Futures (Audio)

Speakers: Steven Simon and Stephen D. Biddle
Presider: James F. Hoge Jr.

With violence down and U.S. troop deaths at their lowest point since the Iraq war began, military analysts are in near-agreement that Iraq is more secure today. But CFR's Stephen Biddle and Steven Simon disagree on how to ensure stability continues. They discuss their views during this inaugural Foreign Affairs Live debate.

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Weekly Standard: Misfortunes of War

Author: Noemie Emery

Noemie Emery, contributing editor to the Weekly Standard, says Sen. Barack Obama's opposition to the troop surge in Iraq raises questions about his judgment on foreign policy matters. Emery says the surge's success has caused "incoherence" in the Democratic Party's line on Iraq.

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