Aftermath of Deadly Attack on Afghan Villagers

Aftermath of Deadly Attack on Afghan Villagers

The deadliest attack on civilians in the decade-long war in Afghanistan has inflamed anger toward Americans. What it could mean for the planned U.S. withdrawal and security in the region.

In the early morning hours of March 11th, an American serviceman walked off his base in the Kandahar province of Afghanistan. The U.S. Army staff sergeant apparently went house to house in the neighboring village and opened fire on civilians, killing sixteen people--nine of whom were children. The tragic shooting was only the latest in a string of incidents involving U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan, including the recent accidental burning of Korans by U.S. service personnel. Diane and guests examine what the latest incident could mean for the planned U.S. withdrawal in 2014 and future security in the region.


Michael Hirsh

chief correspondent, National Journal magazine; author of "Capital Offense: How Washington's Wise Men Turned America's Future Over to Wall Street."

Lawrence Korb

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

Christine Fair

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

Dr. Elspeth Cameron Ritchie

M.D., chief medical officer, Department of Mental Health, former chief psychiatrist in the Army

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