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The Surge Worked - Dexter Filkins October 15, 2008

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New York Times foreign correspondent Dexter Filkins argues that the U.S. "troop surge" in Iraq has, to date, largely been effective.

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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.

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