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Preparing for a War with Iraq: Coalition Building and Homeland Defense

The Bush administration continues to work toward assembling a broad coalition to forcibly disarm Saddam Hussein, despite popular opposition to a war among America’s traditional allies.

Meanwhile, warnings of possible new terrorist attacks on the United States that led the Bush administration to raise the national threat level have focused attention on the threats Americans might face at home during a war with Iraq.

At this Brookings Iraq series briefing, a panel of experts will address the hurdles of coalition building, the current terrorist threats posed by Iraq and al Qaeda, and the status of U.S. homeland defense efforts to meet those threats.




James B. Steinberg

University Professor, Social Science, International Affairs, and Law - Maxwell School, Syracuse University



Philip H. Gordon

Former Brookings Expert

Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, U.S. Department of State

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