President Lays Out Next Steps for Afghan War

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Last night President Obama laid out his plan for Afghanistan.  The bottom line includes 30,000 more troops, deployed quickly and due to begin returning after 18 months.  We look at what the plan means for Afghanistan, and whether or not it will bring stability to the Afghans. 

We're joined by Clare Lockhart, co-founder of the Institute of State Effectiveness, who has served as an advisor to U.S. military officials.  She worked in Afghanistan on the post-2001 government.  We also speak with Michael Gordon, military correspondent for The New York Times.

Guests:

Michael Gordon and Clare Lockhart

Contributors:

Shubha Bala

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