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Just as the 2012 presidential election battle begins, Pulitzer Prize-winning David Sanger brings an eye-opening account of Obama’s use of military might (Confront and Conceal: Obama’s Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power) and suggests the risks and opportunities for the future. Sanger–Chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times–brings us inside Obama’s situation room, reporting on the covert war against Iran, the struggles to deal with a recalcitrant Pakistan, the tensions with the American military over Afghanistan, and the US response to the chaos of the Arab spring. Presented by the Town Hall Center for Civic Life with Elliott Bay Book Company. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True/Brown Foundation.