Deadly NATO Airstrikes and Their Effect on U.S.-Pakistan Relations and Afghan War Strategy

Deadly NATO Airstrikes and Their Effect on U.S.-Pakistan Relations and Afghan War Strategy

NATO says it will investigate airstrikes that killed more than two dozen Pakistani soldiers. What new strains mean for the region and U.S. strategy in Afghanistan.

The U.S.-Pakistan alliance has long been troubled. It hit a new low after the American raid on Osama bin Laden's Pakistan compound last May. But the two allies recently began to repair the relationship. Now the gains appear to have been lost. Over the weekend, a NATO airstrike killed 24 Pakistani soldiers. The details remain unclear. NATO said the strike was ordered after coalition forces came under fire from Pakistan. Islamabad strongly disputes that account. Guest host Susan Page will talk with a panel of experts about what happened and what's at stake for the U.S., Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Guests

Christine Fair

assistant professor, Georgetown University's security studies program; fellow at West Point's Combating Terrorism Center.

Jonathan Landay

senior national security and intelligence correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers.

Shuja Nawaz

director of the Atlantic Council's South Asia Center and author of "Crossed Swords: Pakistan, its Army, and the Wars Within."

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