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Gen. Anthony Zinni on 'Before the First Shots Are Fired'
After four decades of military service and countless experiences with military intervention, retired four-star General Anthony Zinni is well aware that wars are not always decided on the battlefield. Political decisions, intelligence estimates, strategies (or the lack thereof) and many other non-battlefield components have crucial significance in the outcome of war. Few Americans realize how many essential pieces have to fall in to place to execute a successful campaign. What triggers lead the U.S. to use military force, and how may these triggers be changing due to emerging global issues? Gen. Zinni is the author of "Before the First Shots Are Fired."

Mon, Sep 22, 2014 -- 8:00pm

The first World Affairs Council broadcast aired in October 1947. Back then, it was called "World Affairs are Your Affairs." Guests on the show included Gen. Dwight Eisenhower (July '49) and Vice President Alben Barkeley (October '49). The show ran continuously for 23 years. Today's World Affairs Council broadcast, called "It's Your World," brings some of the brightest minds to the air. It's Your World captures leading voices in politics, business, academia, media and art in candid discussions on issues concerning the world today.

Tue, Sep 23, 2014 -- 2:00am

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