U.S Military Strategy in Afghanistan
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President Obama will be in Lisbon Friday for a NATO summit. On the agenda: finalizing plans for ending U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan by 2014. President Obama faces political pressure on all sides of the issue. In the U.S. there are strong advocates for a speedier military withdrawal and also those who warn against setting public timetables. In addition, in Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai claims current U.S. military strategy which include night raids on Taliban militants is undermining overall Afghan support. Join us for a discussion of the future of the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan.
U.S. Ambassador to NATO
fellow, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard University
former, deputy, EU Special Representative for Afghanistan
senior national security correspondent, National Journal magazine.
senior fellow and director of research of the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution
co- author with Hassina Sherjan of "Toughing It Out in Afghanistan.”