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Does war still work? Israeli troops struggle in Lebanon. US troops struggle in Iraq. We’ll ask what’s happened to warfare and the idea of victory.

Guests:

John Arquilla, Professor of Defense Analysis at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California and author of “Networks and Netwars: The Futue of Terror, Crime, and Militancy”;
Jonathan Schell, author of “The Unconquerable World: Power, Nonviolence and the Will of the People”;
Andrew Bacevich, Professor of International Relations and History at Boston University and author of “The New American Militarism: How Americans are Seduced by War.”

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