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Former Army colonel compares Iraq pull-out to Vietnam

Scores of prisoners and a number of police officers were killed today in Iraq when insurgents attacked a police convoy transferring inmates. Amidst the growing violence, U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, is in the country for talks with Iraqi leadership. The talks are pivotal as many voices inside and outside of Iraq have called for Prime Minister Nouri al-Malaki to step down and allow a new, inter-sectarian government to emerge. We’ll talk with Andrew Bacevich, a former U.S. Army colonel and professor of international relations at Boston University. He’s author of the book Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country. Bacevich penned a recent Op-Ed comparing President Obama’s Iraq policy to how President Nixon pulled the U.S. out of Vietnam. (photo: People gather outside of the White House in Washington, Saturday, June 21, 2014, to protest against renewed U.S. involvement in Iraq. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh))

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