General Anthony Zinni, Afghanistan and the Limits of Military Power

08/12/09 Robert Lorei
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Welcome to WMNF's Radioactivity program. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up we'll speak with the former commander-in-chief of CENTCOM in Tampa, and later we'll speak with two journalists who have spent three decades covering Afghanistan. But first some listener comments about yesterday's interview with Eric Bates of Rolling Stone Magazine about President Obama's first six months in office.

On the first part of today's program we'll talk about leadership, Afghanistan, Iraq and the uses of military force with retired General Anthony Zinni, who during the latter part of his career commanded CENTCOM in Tampa. He's written a new book called Leading the Charge: Leadership Lessons From the Battlefield to the Boardroom (Palgrave).

On the second part of today's program: Recently President Obama announced he is sending 17,000 more troops to Afghanistan. Our next two guests, Elizabeth Gould and Paul Fitzgerald, have covered Afghanistan for three decades for such media outlets as CBS, ABC, and PBS. They've written a new book called Invisible History: Afghanistan's Untold Story (City Lights Books).

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