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By prospect   August 2005

Iraq war Feaver There’s a new face in the national security team at the White House. Peter Feaver was known in his last role at Duke University as a political scientist with an odd speciality—public opinion and war. Feaver has been building models on what it takes to keep the American public supporting a war. The decisive factor seems to be whether people believe that their leaders are convinced that they can, and will, win. Feaver also reckons the public need to hear about regular “benchmarks,” like the January elections. So expect to hear about numbers of Iraqi troops trained,…

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