NATO Summit Searches for Path Out of Afghanistan

Monday, May 21, 2012

A U.S. Army Soldier patrols with Afghan soldiers to check on conditions in the village of Yawez in Wardak province, Afghanistan, Feb. 17, 2010. (Sgt. Russell Gilchrest / U.S. Army)

The annual NATO summit opened yesterday afternoon in Chicago, bringing leaders from around the world to President Obama’s former home to confront questions surrounding the future of Afghanistan. In his opening remarks, President Obama spoke of NATO's plans to chart and carry out the next phase of "transition" in Afghanistan.

As the two-day summit continues today, Western leaders will try to further define their path out of Afghanistan.

Hassina Sherjan is the founder and country director of Aid Afghanistan for Education. David Sanger is the chief Washington correspondent for our partner, The New York Times.


David Sanger and Hassina Sherjan

Produced by:

Marc Kilstein

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