National Press Club

Conflict and Violence in Iraq

April 9, 2007

About This Video

Run time: 53 minutes

Mr. Allawi spoke to reporters and answered questions about the occupation of Iraq, efforts to foster a secure environment in Iraq, and Iraqi perceptions of the U.S. role in the country. Mr. Allawi is the author of The Occupation of Iraq: Winning the War, Losing the Peace, published by Yale University Press, and senior adviser to the prime minister of Iraq. Since the Coalition's invasion of Iraq, he served as his country's first postwar civilian minister of defense for the interim Iraqi government and as minister of finance for the transitional government.