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Retired General Anthony Zinni

12/13/06 12:00AM
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Retired Marine General Anthony Zinni offers his views on what he calls “the new world disorder.” He provides a historic perspective to military strategy over the years and comments on current strategy. He contends that our “new world” started not with 9/11, but with the collapse of the Soviet Union following the end of the Cold War. And that we as a nation, do not yet fully understand it. He spoke on December 6, 2006 – the day the Iraq Study Group produced a report saying the U.S.’ policy in Iraq had failed.

From 1997 to 2000, General Anthony Zinni was the top U.S. military commander in the Middle East. After his retirement, he was named special Envoy for the U.S. to the Israel and Palestinian Authority. Zinni describes himself as “a simple soldier.” But he’s held multiple key, strategic leadership roles in every corner of the world including Vietnam, Somalia, Iraq, Turkey, the Balkens and the former Soviet Union. He’s the author of two books- the most recent “A Battle for Peace.”

Recorded live December 6, 2006 at the Unitarian Church in Montpelier, in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library and the Vermont Humanities Council.

A collaboration of VPR and the Vermont Humanities Council.

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