U.S. Military Objectives Post Bin Laden

U.S. Military Objectives Post Bin Laden

In September 2001 Congress authorized military action against the perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks, and there was good reason to believe those behind the 9/11 attacks were operating from areas within Afghanistan. In the last 10 years 1500...

In September 2001 Congress authorized military action against the perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks, and there was good reason to believe those behind the 9/11 attacks were operating from areas within Afghanistan. In the last 10 years 1500 American lives have been lost there. We’ve spent over a half a trillion dollars. Many say the death of Osama bin Laden is one of a number of factors that should prompt a thorough reassessment of our military objectives in Afghanistan and elsewhere in world in the war. Diane and guests discuss U.S. military objectives against the al-Qaida terrorist threat.

Guests

Peter Feaver

professor of political science,
director,Triangle Institute for Security Studies, Sanford School of Public Policy,
Duke University

Jonathan Landay

senior national security and intelligence correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers.

John Feffer

co-director, Foreign Policy in Focus, Institute for Policy Studies

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