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 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.
professor of political science,
director,Triangle Institute for Security Studies, Sanford School of Public Policy,
senior national security and intelligence correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers.
co-director, Foreign Policy in Focus, Institute for Policy Studies