Losing the fight against Taliban insurgents

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Vice President Biden is in Brussels asking NATO for more troops to send to Afghanistan. The U.S. plans to infuse 17,000 troops in the months to come. In light of this, General David McKiernan, the commander of U.S. and NATO led forces in Afghanistan, said they are not winning the fight against Taliban insurgents in the southern part of the country. In a New York Times interview last Sunday, President Obama even admitted that the coalition is not winning in Afghanistan. Art Keller, a former case officer with the CIA who served in Pakistan in 2006, joins The Takeaway to talk about the situation. He has written an op-ed piece in the New York Times looking at America's policy in Afghanistan.

Guests:

Art Keller

Hosted by:

Farai Chideya

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