Dueling Strategies for War in Afghanistan

Gen. McChrystal and Ambassador Eikenberry tugging for, against more troops

Friday, November 13, 2009

President Obama has rejected four options for upping troop levels in Afghanistan. A decision on how many troops to send to the war-torn nation had been expected after the president met with his national security team on Wednesday, but a series of cables from the U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, Karl Eikenberry, warned Obama against deploying more troops in the face of rampant corruption in the Afghan government. We speak to Marvin Weinbaum, a former State Department analyst on Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Guests:

Marvin Weinbaum

Contributors:

Noel King

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