Tag: Afghanistan
bing-west-2011-03-02
Interview
Airdate: March 2, 2011

Former Defense Department official explains why he feels the U.S. military should not be in the business of nation-building and describes the single biggest killer of U.S. forces who are fighting in Afghanistan.

peter-bergen-2011-01-25
Interview
Airdate: January 25, 2011

National security analyst and The Longest War author discusses the lack of fallout following the announcement that the U.S. will remain in Afghanistan through 2014.

david-kilcullen-2010-07-15
Interview
Airdate: July 15, 2010

Tavis talks with counterinsurgency specialist and one of the architects of the U.S. surge in Iraq.

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates (L.) greets Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai (R.) during a March 8 press conference.
Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
March 9th, 2010

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates arrived in Afghanistan Monday on an unannounced visit and warned of hard days ahead as the U.S. implements a surge of 30,000 troops through the summer. The U.S. military has been in Afghanistan since the 2001 invasion and there are no plans to leave anytime soon, even as the U.S. [...]

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