Thomas R. Pickering

Vice Chairman, Hills & Company



Fixing the Crisis in Diplomatic Readiness (Audio)

Speakers: Gordon M. Adams, Thomas D. Boyatt, Ronald E. Neumann, and Thomas R. Pickering
Presider: Richard N. Gardner

Listen to experts review the findings of the recent report from the American Academy of Diplomacy and the Stimson Center, "A Foreign Affairs Budget for the Future: Fixing the Crisis in Diplomatic Readiness," including recommendations to increase personnel and foreign aid.

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Task Force Report No. 43

Iraq: The Day After

Written before the U.S. invasion of Iraq, this report accurately predicted that winning the peace in Iraq would be a far greater challenge than winning the war. The report says that this challenge falls largely on President Bush, who must make clear to the world that the United States is prepared to stay the course for the multibillion-dollar, multiyear commitment of U.S. troops, civilian personnel, and other resources that will be needed to achieve a lasting peace.

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