General David McKiernan will discuss American strategy vis-à-vis the Muslim world
General David D. McKiernan entered the Army in 1972 with an ROTC commission. General McKiernan led all ground forces into Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2002-3, removing Saddam Hussein and the Baath Party from power, with a 160,000 joint and coalition formation. During his final command assignment in Afghanistan, 2008-9, he was responsible for over 100,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Special Forces in both a NATO ISAF (42 contributing nations) and US Operation Enduring Freedom role.
Empire, The post-American Middle East: What is the future for US Relations with the Arab world and beyond? Al-Jazeera program
- Ussama Makdisi, Faith Misplaced Epilogue Faith Misplaced: The Broken Promise of US-Arab Relations: 1820-2001. New York: Public Affairs, 2010.
- Robert Fisk, Regardless of whether Obama or Romney wins, America’s relations with the Arab World will change
- Rolf Ekéus and Målfrid Braut-Hegghammer, Don’t Go Baghdad on Tehran