Monday, January 08, 2007

Iraq War Hearings Schedule

From Joe Biden's office, here's the tentative schedule for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearings on Iraq:

Tuesday, January 9, 2007 2:30-5 PM
  • Closed Intelligence Community Briefing
Wednesday, January 10, 2007 9:30 AM

Topic: Where We Are – A Current Assessment of Iraq and the Region

  • Phebe Marr, Senior Fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace and author of The History of Iraq
  • Mike O’Hanlon, Senior Fellow of Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution
  • Yahia Said, Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Global Governance at the London School of Economics and consultant to the United Nations on the Compact with Iraq
  • Paul Pillar, former National Intelligence Officer for the Near East and South Asia
Thursday, January 11, 2007 10:00AM

Topic: The Administration’s Plan for Iraq

  • Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
Thursday, January 11, 2007 2:00 PM

Topic: Alternative Plans -- Troop Surge, Partition, Withdrawal, Strengthen the Center.

  • Peter W. Galbraith, U.S. Ambassador and Senior Diplomatic Fellow at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation
  • Frederick W. Kagan, American Enterprise Institute Resident Scholar
  • Ted Galen Carpenter, vice president of defense and foreign policy studies at the CATO Institute
  • Dan Serwer, vice president of the Center for Post-Conflict Peace and Stability Operations and the Centers of Innovation at the United States Institute of Peace
Wednesday, January 17, 2007 9:30 AM

Topic: Regional Diplomatic Strategy

  • Vali Nasr, professor in the Department of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School and adjunct senior fellow for Middle East Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations
  • Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations
  • Dennis Ross, U.S. Ambassador, counselor to the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and Ziegler distinguished fellow
  • Lakhdar Brahimi, the United Nations Secretary General's former envoy to Afghanistan and to Iraq (pending)
Thursday, January 18, 2007 9:30 AM

Topic: Military Strategy

  • Lieutenant General William E. Odom, U.S. Army (Ret.), Senior Fellow at Hudson Institute and a professor at Yale University
  • General Joseph P. Hoar (Ret.), former Commander in Chief of United States Central Command
  • General Barry R. McCaffrey (Ret.), Adjunct Professor at the United States Military Academy and NBC and MSNBC Military Analyst
  • General Jack Keane (Ret.), Former Vice Chief of Staff of the Army (pending)
Thursday, January 18, 2007 2:00 PM

Topic: Alternative Plans Continued, Session 2: The Iraq Study Group

  • Lee H. Hamilton, vice chairman of the 9/11 Commission, member of the President's Homeland Security Advisory Council, and former United States Representative
  • Other members of Iraq Study Group (pending)
Tuesday, January 23, 2007 9:30 AM

Topic: Oil and Reconstruction Strategy

  • Jim Placke, Senior Associate, Cambridge Energy Research Associates
  • Reconstruction/Economy Experts (pending)
Wednesday, January 24, 2007 9:30 AM

Topic: Alternative Plans Continued – Session 3 – Federalism, Side with the Majority, Strategic Redeployment, Negotiate

  • Les Gelb, President Emeritus and Board Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (pending)
  • Edward N. Luttwak, Senior Fellow at the Center for Strategic & International Studies
  • Lawrence J. Korb, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and Senior Adviser to the Center for Defense Information
  • Robert Malley, Middle East and North Africa Program Director at the International Crisis Group
Thursday, January 25, 2007 9:30 AM

Topic: Political Strategy
  • Laith Kubba, Senior Director for the Middle East & North Africa at the National Endowment for Democracy (pending)
  • Ahmed Hashim, Associate Professor of Strategic Studies at the U.S. Naval War College and Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy. (pending)
  • Qubad Talabani, Washington spokesman for the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (pending)
  • Toby Dodge, Consulting Senior Fellow for the Middle East at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (pending)
Week of January 29, 2007 (Exact Dates Pending)

Topic: The View from the Region

  • Briefing with ambassadors (Iraq, Turkey, Jordan, Saudi Arabia) (pending)
  • Briefing from Baghdad (U.S. Ambassador Dr. Zalmay M. Khalilzad, Lieutenant General Peter W. Chiarelli, others) (pending)
Topic: Iraq in the Strategic Context

  • Former National Security Advisers – pending
  • Witnesses: (Former Secretaries of State and Defense)
  • Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger (pending)
  • Secretary of State Madeleine Albright
  • Secretary of Defense James Schlesinger (pending)