A confirmation hearing for Robert Gates to become the next Secretary of Defense will begin this morning at 8:30 our time. The Senators undoubtably will want to know what Gates is thinking about the future of U.S. political and military strategy in Iraq.
Cathy Wurzer talked with Michael Barnett, the Harold Stassen Chair of International Relations at the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs.
Barnett will also join Cathy this evening in a town hall discussion at Minnesota Public Radio's UBS Forum about American invovlement in Iraq. Ordinary citizens, members of the military and foreign policy experts will gather to talk about our options going forward.