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Midmorning: Iraq troop levels and delisting wolves

Posted at 7:31 AM on January 23, 2007 by Bill Wareham

On the eve of an expected vote on a resolution to oppose troop increase in Iraq, Kerri Miller talks to two experts on insurgency and rebuilding countries after conflict talk about whether additional troops would make a difference. Her 9 a.m. guests are Rick Barton, co-director of the Post-Conflict Reconstruction Project at Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Bing West, former Marine captain and correspondent for Atlantic Monthly. His latest account of accompanying Marines in Iraq is in the January/ February issue.

At 10 a.m. Kerri talks wolves with David Mech, senior scientist with the Biological Resources Division, U.S. Geological Survey and an adjunct professor in the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, and Ecology, Evolution and Behavior at the University of Minnesota. He has studied wolves since 1968.
2007 may be the year wolves move off the endangered species list. Mech talks about how humans and animals like elk have adjusted to the comeback of the wolf.