WASHINGTON, DC, January 12, 2009 – The Center for a New American Security is proud to celebrate one of the first major books to emerge from its senior writers in residence program: the publication of The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power, by David E. Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent of the New York Times. The book launch event will be held Thursday, January 15, 2009 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm in the Willard's Crystal Room.
David spent much of 2008 at CNAS, reporting and writing this riveting account of the rising threats that Barack Obama will face around the world - and the legacy George W. Bush leaves behind. In coming days you'll see excerpts of the book, in The New York Times Magazine and The International Herald Tribune, and you'll be hearing about some of its revelations. But what makes the book unusual is how David has combined a historian's sweep with the unparalleled access he has as one of the country's leading reporters on foreign policy and national security.
At the launch event, David and presidential historian Michael Beschloss will discuss how to think about the world President Bush will hand over to Barack Obama in coming days. The book describes the debates inside the Bush White House over the Iranian nuclear program, the failed efforts to stop Pakistan from playing both sides of the war on terror, the unfulfilled promises made to Afghanistan and the skill with which North Korea exploited our distraction in Iraq to build a substantial nuclear arsenal.
Books will be on sale and David will be available to sign copies.
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January 15, 2009
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