According to the conventional wisdom, the Iraq war may have been a bad idea, but “the surge worked.” Did it? What do we mean by “worked”? CIA veteran Ray McGovern helps us answer this overlooked question.
About the Guest
Ray McGovern was a CIA analyst from 1963 to 1990. During the 1980s he chaired National Intelligence Estimates and prepared the President’s Daily Brief. He received the Intelligence Commendation Medal at his retirement, but returned it in 2006 in protest at the CIA’s involvement in torture. He co-founded Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity in 2003.
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