Commonwealth National Podcast

Thomas Ricks, Pentagon Reporter, The Washington Post; Author, Fiasco, and The Gamble: General Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq 2006-2008

Duration: 
1:08:42

Thomas Ricks,Pentagon Reporter, The Washington Post; Author, The Gamble: General Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq 2006-2008


In his follow-up to the number-one New York Times best seller Fiasco, considered a definitive account of the Iraq invasion, Pulitzer Prize-winner Ricks delivers his second number-one best-selling, news-breaking installment of the Iraq war story. This depiction of the war since 2005 draws from hundreds of hours of exclusive interviews with top military officers, revealing that, though there may be a security plan in place, an exit strategy is still nowhere to be seen, says Ricks.


This program was recorded in front of a live audience on February 23, 2009