How Soon Could U.S. Troops Exit Afghanistan?

Monday, June 20, 2011

Afghanistan National Army (ANA) soldiers stand guard close to the perimeter wall of the Kandahar prison on April 25, 2011 (STR/AFP/Getty)

Over the weekend, Afghan president Hamid Karzai lashed out at coalition forces on state television, suggesting NATO was in his country for "their own purposes." U.S. officials fired back, suggesting that such statements may hasten a withdrawal of troops despite continuing challenges to Afghanistan's government. This rhetorical tit-for-tat illustrates a larger argument that grows even more heated as taste for the war across the country and in Washington lessens. Is it time to get out completely? And if so, how? 

We're joined by Christine Fair, Assistant Professor at the Center for Peace and Security Studies at Georgetown University. 

Guests:

Christine Fair

Produced by:

Duncan Wilson

Comments [1]

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"...few pusillanimous NATO contributions...that don't seem to do anything.."
Please check the sacrifice the UK, Canada, France , Germany, Denmark and other allies have made in the Afghan theater since 9/11 which included Victoria Cross decorations.

Jun. 20 2011 06:28 PM

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