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Joshua Foust on the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan

Earlier this week, President Barack Obama paid a surprise visit to Afghanistan to give a speech about his plan to wind down the war. The speech fell on the one-year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden, which Obama referenced in the speech. On his trip, Obama met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai to sign an agreement that outlines the U.S. role in Afghanistan once American combat troops pull out in 2014.

Prior to the president’s visit, Afghanistan has, for the most part, been off the radar of most Americans and absent from the presidential campaign. Need to Know host Maria Hinojosa talks to Joshua Foust to discuss the war in Afghanistan, Obama’s speech and our exit strategy.

Foust is a fellow at the American Security Project, a correspondent for The Atlantic and regular contributor to the Need to Know website.