Bing West

Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Affairs; Author

Bing West is a correspondent for The Atlantic. He served as an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.

West is a prize-winning author and a former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Affairs during the Reagan Administration.

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The Strongest Tribe: War, Politics, and the Endgame in Iraq

SEP 16, 2008 Podcast

The Strongest Tribe: War, Politics, and the Endgame in Iraq

There has been a fundamental disconnect between the Bush Administration and the reality in Iraq, says Bing West. But nevertheless, the strongest tribe in Iraq--the ...