In Afghanistan, Fighting for Infrastructure

Monday, January 24, 2011

Transportation infrastructure is key to any country's economic success; Afghanistan is no exception. While the U.S. has made significant headway in helping Afghan officials develop roads, bridges and public transportation, Col. Ted Hodgson says much more can and should be done. Col. Hodgson works for the logistics directorate at U.S. Central Command. He joins us to discuss what progress has been made in building Afghanistan's infrastructure and the local impact of infrastructure projects.

Guests:

Col. Ted Hodgson

Produced by:

Arwa Gunja

Comments [1]

FT McNamara

The relationship between Infrastructure, economic development and success in combating insurgency appears so obvious after experience in several "small wars". Clearly, building infrastructure must be an essential part of our effort in Afghanistan. Can there be any reasonably informed disageement on this cardinal principle of COIN at this stage in our involvement in Afghanistan?

Jan. 25 2011 02:21 PM

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