Associated Press

How President Bush Made The Call On The 2007 Iraq Surge

In May 2003, President George W. Bush announced, “mission accomplished,” marking the end of the military phase of the Iraq War. Four years later, he deployed 30,000 more troops to quell civil war. Jeffrey A. Engel, director of the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University, and Will Inboden, executive director of the Clements Center for National Security at the University of Texas at Austin, join host Krys Boyd to talk about the behind-the-scenes White House strategy that led to the troop surge. Their book is called “The Last Card: Inside George W. Bush’s Decision to Surge in Iraq.”