War of Necessity, War of Choice

Speaker:
Richard N. Haass President,Council on Foreign Relations; Author, War of Necessity, War of Choice: A Memoir of Two Iraq Wars
Presider:
David J. Remnick Editor, The New Yorker
Description

In War of Necessity, War of Choice: A Memoir of Two Iraq Wars, Richard N. Haass, one of a handful of top government officials involved in the decision-making process during both Iraq conflicts, explains how and why the two wars resulted from two different policymaking processes, approaches to U.S. foreign policy, and presidential personalities. The book—part history, part memoir—provides a much-needed compass for how the United States can apply the lessons learned from the two wars so that it is better positioned to put into practice what worked and to avoid repeating what so clearly did not.

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