Navy Seals and U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan
Yesterday President Obama sought to reassure a jittery public that the U.S. government can meet its deficit challenge and that in Afghanistan, 'we will press on and we will succeed.' Last Saturday, 30 American troops died when their helicopter was shot down in an area not far from Kabul. Seven Afghan soldiers and an Afghan interpreter were also killed. It was the largest loss in a single day for the American military in Afghanistan since the war began nearly a decade ago, and it highlights the risks of our current strategy. Join us for a discussion on the new questions about U.S. policy in Afghanistan.
Pentagon correspondent for The New York Times.
director, graduate studies at the Center for Peace and Security Studies at Georgetown University and a former CIA National Intelligence officer
former Navy Seal,
retired Lt Commander
senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and former assistant secretary of defense in the Reagan administration.