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The Military in the Post-9/11 World: Conversation with General John Philip Abizaid ,U.S. Army, (ret.), Commander of the U.S. Central Command (2003-2007), by Harry Kreisler, March 12, 2008.

This interview is part of the Institute's "Conversations with History" series, and uses Internet technology to share with the public Berkeley's distinction as a global forum for ideas.

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes General John Abizaid for a discussion of the role of the military in the 21st century. Drawing on his experience as commander of the U.S. Central Command, he discusses the problems confronting the next president in the Middle East. He analyzes the lessons of the Iraq War and reflects on issues such as intelligence, the Geneva Conventions, and the role of military contractors.

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