NATO Allies Question Afghan Commitment

Should we stay or should we go now?

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Amidst rising casualties, there are new questions about the commitment of NATO allies in Afghanistan. The BBC's Jonathon Marcus speaks to us about British Prime Minister Gordon Brown's offer to host a major international conference on Afghanistan, seeking to shift security responsibilities from foreign forces to Afghans. We also ask Robert Hunter, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and now a senior fellow at the RAND Corporation, whether Britain, Germany, and France are looking for an exit strategy.

"If the American people are getting to the point where we have major questions about being in Afghanistan, then the allies, with their public opinion, are going to start looking for the exit."
—Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Robert Hunter on the possibility of NATO allies pulling out of Afghanistan


Robert Hunter and Jonathan Marcus

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