Sep 13

Past Event

The Way Forward in Iraq: An Examination of the Petraeus-Crocker Progress Report

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Leading Brookings experts representing a uniquely broad spectrum of views examined the implications of a pivotal Iraq progress report from General David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker to Congress. Specifically, they reviewed the details of the surge report card; assessed if President Bush's "surge" strategy is working; should be modified or abandoned; and provided an assessment of the way ahead in Iraq.

Participants included Philip H. Gordon, senior fellow; Michael O'Hanlon, senior fellow; Kenneth M. Pollack, senior fellow and director of research, Saban Center for Middle East Policy; Bruce Riedel, senior fellow; Peter Rodman, senior fellow; and Susan Rice, senior fellow. Carlos Pascual, vice president and director of Foreign Policy Studies, provided introductory remarks and moderated the panel. After the program, panelists took audience questions.



September 13, 2007

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

The National Press Club

529 14th Street NW


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