June 12, 2008

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Douglas J. Feith served as Undersecretary of Defense for Policy from 2001 through 2005. His new book, War and Decision: Inside the Pentagon at the Dawn of the War on Terrorism, looks at the response to the 9/11 attacks, the invasion of Afghanistan, and most significantly the Iraq war and its aftermath. Feith’s book is copiously documented, and he’s also made a lot of his documents available on his website. But the book, though selling well online, hasn’t gotten the kind of Big Media attention you’d expect. We talk to him about the war, the Bush Administration, the media, and whether the American political class is up to dealing with matters of national security. And we discover that he’s donating all proceeds to veterans’ support groups.

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