Frederick Kagan: A Call for More Troops and Security in Iraq

Historians in the News

It would be a mistake to take U.S. troops away from combat in order to train the Iraqi military, says Frederick Kagan, a former West Point historian.

Kagan argues that before any other measures are considered, American troop strength must be increased, particularly in Baghdad, to establish security for the population.

But, he says, military leaders and mid-level commanders in Iraq have conflicting views on this issue. Michele Norris talks with Kagan, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.

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