Conversation with Frederick W. Kagan
Kagan tells the story of his 2006 strategy paper that helped turn the tide of the war in Iraq.
00:15 - 24:47
Kristol and Kagan discuss the state of civil-military relations in the United States.
24:47 - 39:37
Kagan: “David Petraeus is one of the greatest commanders in American history.” Why?
39:37 - 58:45
Kagan discusses how the U.S. military gathers information and communicates it through the ranks.
58:45 - 1:12:49
Kagan explains the U.S. Military Academy’s educational model, and discusses possible reforms.
1:12:49 - 1:28:28
A scholar of the Napoleonic wars, Kagan assesses Napoleon as a military commander.
1:28:28 - 1:34:26