Afghanistan: Taliban Attacks in Kabul

Afghanistan: Taliban Attacks in Kabul

Militant attacks on the U.S. Embassy and NATO headquarters in Kabul. Analysis of Afghan readiness to provide security after U.S. troops withdraw.

Afghanistan's capital returned to relative calm today. Taliban militants launched a daylight attack on the U.S. Embassy in Kabul yesterday. They also struck the nearby NATO headquarters and other buildings, using grenades and automatic weapons. No embassy or NATO staff members were harmed. But seven Afghans lost their lives and at least 15 were injured. The attacks underscored concerns about the ability of Afghan forces to provide security for the nation as U.S. and other foreign troops prepare to withdraw. An update on Kabul and analysis of U.S. strategy to end the war.

Guests

Quil Lawrence

Kabul bureau chief for NPR.

Lawrence Korb

senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and former assistant secretary of defense in the Reagan administration.

James Kitfield

senior correspondent, National Journal.

Ambassador Ronald Neumann

president, The American Academy of Diplomacy; U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan from 2005-2007.

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