Rethinking War in Afghanistan: Marjah Edition

Monday, December 13, 2010

U.S. Marines carry a wounded enemy prisoner of war (EPW) to a MEDEVAC helicopter September 21, 2010 near Marja, Afghanistan. U.S. Marines carry a wounded enemy prisoner of war (EPW) to a MEDEVAC helicopter September 21, 2010 near Marja, Afghanistan. (Getty Images)

This week, the White House will take another look at its war strategy in Afghanistan. Just over the weekend, six U.S. soldiers were killed in a suicide attack in Kandahar. One of the main questions the administration will be trying to answer: Was sending 30,000 extra American troops to that country the right move? To help try and answer it for ourselves, we'll explore one location that has received additional troops: Marjah in Helmand Province.

Paul Wood and Michael Buchanan, both from our partner the BBC, help us look at the U.S. strategy in Afghanistan. 

 

Guests:

Paul Wood

Contributors:

Michael Buchanan

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