FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 18, 2007
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Jessica T. Mathews, president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, testified today before the House Armed Services Committee hearing on “Iraq: Trends and Recent Security Developments.”
“The current conversation in Washington badly distorts what is happening in Iraq and what our options are. As it has from the very beginning, U.S. strategy has more to do with political needs in Washington than with realities on the ground—to our continuing confusion and detriment.”
Mathews offers five key considerations for a fresh approach to the debate on Iraq:
To read Dr. Mathews’ prepared testimony, go to www.carnegieendowment.org
Direct link to the PDF: http://www.carnegieendowment.org/files/mathews_iraq_testimony1.pdf
Jessica Tuchman Mathews was appointed president of the Endowment in 1997. Her career includes senior positions in the White House, the State Department, the House of Representatives, the Council on Foreign Relations, the World Resources Institute, and the Washington Post.
Dr. Mathews is a director of Somalogic Inc. and a trustee of the Rockefeller Foundation, The Century Foundation, and the Nuclear Threat Initiative. She is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission. She has previously served on the boards of the Brookings Institution, Radcliffe College, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Surface Transportation Policy Project, and the Joyce Foundation, among others.
More information can be found at: www.carnegieendowment.org/jmathews.
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