Rethinking Afghanistan After Civilian Killings

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Marines in Afghanistan (Timothy Kudo)

Information continues to trickle out about the American Army Staff Sergeant who allegedly killed 16 Afghan civilians over the weekend. Who is he?  What were his motives? For some, the killings have prompted very different questions about the longest war in American history. Perhaps most importantly, how much longer should America be engaged in the region at all?

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


Christine Fair

Produced by:

Hsi-Chang Lin

Comments [2]


Ms. Fair seems very angry.

Mar. 13 2012 09:30 AM
anna from new york

I am responding to the letter of John from New Jersey.
Dear John, real children of God (those who have any connection to God) are familiar with such basic concepts as "tragedy" and don't exploit human tragedy. Interestingly, Afghan religious people understand this well and refuse to exploit this tragedy, unlike Western demagogues.

Mar. 13 2012 07:25 AM

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