U.S. Policy Toward Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq
Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Pepperdine University
Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Pepperdine's Dan Caldwell for a discussion of his new book, "Vortex of Conflict."Professor Caldwell analyzes U. S. policy toward Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq. Comparing the two wars undertaken after the 911 attacks, Professor Caldwell analyzes the assumptions of the Bush doctrine, the evolution of military strategy, and the role of intelligence in failing to explain the nature of the conflicts. Caldwell also reflects on the consequences of the wars for U.S. preparedness and for U.S. values.