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Times correspondent to discuss 'Forever War'

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008, 4:30 p.m. McCosh 10

New York Times correspondent Dexter Filkins will discuss his new book about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, titled "The Forever War," at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, in McCosh 10.

Filkins covered the war in Afghanistan for the Times in 2001 and 2002, and served as a correspondent in the paper's Baghdad bureau from 2003 to 2006. "The Forever War" chronicles the extreme violence he witnessed in both countries and traces the chain of events that led to the wars, beginning with the rise of the Taliban in the 1990s.

Peter Maass, a contributing writer to the Times and current Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton, will introduce Filkins. The talk, which will be followed by a book signing, is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Council of the Humanities.

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