Pentagon to Release Review of War Effort in Afghanistan

Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Pentagon will release its highly awaited review of U.S. policy in Afghanistan today. Early leaks from the report indicate that some progress has been made in President Obama's stated goal of defeating al-Qaida in Afghanistan. But The Washington Post reports a high-level U.S. official says Pakistan is failing to pursue insurgents who cross the border into Afghanistan and then retreat into Pakistani territory. We talk to Ambassador Akbar Ahmed, the former Pakistani ambassador to the U.K., for more on the story. 

Guests:

Akbar Ahmed

Produced by:

Noel King

Comments [2]

David from Manhattan, NY

The Takeaway asks if my support for the war in Afghanistan has changed. No, just my willingness to express my opposition, shame on ME. On, and right after 9/11, I knew that the US attacking some place would just bel part of the terrorists' exact design. But only to a couple of close friends did I have the nerve to say that a military retaliation would really not serve any good purpose for the US. I didn't have the courage to join the small protests groups that sprang up immediately in places like Union Square, NYC, holding signs like "Our grief is not a cry for war," even though I was on their side. Again, shame on ME.

Dec. 16 2010 04:36 PM
axel dougan from nj

In the interview with the Pakistani ambassador he stated that 50000 Pakistanis have been killed since 9/11.
John h responded (paraphrase): what a revelation, US-India relations blah, blah....

Totally ignored the Pakistani dead. Insensitive to say the least. If those were American lives we would be talking nukes and crimes against humanity.

Dec. 16 2010 08:38 AM

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