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War Analysis: An Israeli Perspective

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Ze'ev Schiff, defense editor for the Israeli daily newspaper Haaretz, who gives his military analysis of the war in Iraq. If the United States hopes to avoid besieging Baghdad and a difficult urban battle, it must defeat the Iraqi Republican Guard forces before they enter the city. Schiff believes these forces can be engaged before they take up positions inside Baghdad.

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Prior to his retirement, Robert Siegel was the senior host of NPR's award-winning evening newsmagazine All Things Considered. With 40 years of experience working in radio news, Siegel hosted the country's most-listened-to, afternoon-drive-time news radio program and reported on stories and happenings all over the globe, and reported from a variety of locations across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. He signed off in his final broadcast of All Things Considered on January 5, 2018.
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