The NATO Summit And Securing Afghanistan’s Future

The NATO Summit And Securing Afghanistan’s Future

Afghanistan tops the agenda of the NATO summit in Chicago. The United States, its allies and sharing the $4 billion-a-year cost for Afghan security.

The U.S. hosted world leaders over the weekend at the G-8 summit at Camp David and the ongoing NATO summit in Chicago, President Obama's hometown. Two intertwined issues topped the agendas - Europe's economic turmoil and the war in Afghanistan. As the E.U. continues to struggle with financial crises and political upheaval at home, there's little appetite for looking outward. Who will pay the annual $4 billion bill for security in Afghanistan after U.S. and NATO troops withdraw remains an open question. Diane and her guests discuss the role of the U.S. and its allies in Afghanistan and the future of shared security.

Guests

Douglas Ollivant

senior national security fellow, the New America Foundation; former National Security Council director for Iraq; recently retired Army officer.

Michael Hirsh

chief correspondent, National Journal magazine; author of "At War with Ourselves: Why America Is Squandering its Chance to Build a Better World."

James Goldgeier

dean, School of International Service, American University; former director of Russian affairs for the National Security Council; author of "Not Whether but When: The U.S. Decision to Enlarge NATO."

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