Dan Caldwell: U.S. Policy Toward Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq

Conversations with History: U.S. Policy Toward Afghanistan Pakistan and Iraq with Dan Caldwell

Dan Caldwell; 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.

Key Words: Political Scientists, Afghanistan, Iraq
Dan Caldwell
Publication date: 
May 8, 2009
Publication type: 
Conversations with History