The Surge Worked - Dexter Filkins
Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2008/09/23/Dexter_Filkins_Reporting_from_the_Front_Lines New York Times foreign correspondent Dexter Filkins argues that the U.S. "troop surge" in Iraq has, to date, largely been effective. ----- War correspondents often provide us with greater insight into the complex experiences behind the headlines of the daily news. Reporting from Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and New York during 9/11, Dexter Filkins works on the ground to interview soldiers, insurgents, suicide bombers and civilian victims of conflict and gives us unique access to situations such as street-to-street combat and wartorn homes and villages. In The Forever War, he offers a personal glimpse into the experiences of the people involved in war - combatants and victims alike - World Affairs Council of Northern California Dexter Filkins, a foreign correspondent for The New York Times, has worked in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and, from 2003 to 2006, in Iraq. He has been a Pulitzer Prize finalist and has received a George Polk Award and two Overseas Press Club awards. In 2007?2008 he was a fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government.