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President Obama Proposes Drawdown in Afghanistan

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In last night's address to the nation, President Obama said there won't be peace in Afghanistan just because the US is withdrawing 33,000 troops by next summer. Peace will require a political settlement, including the Taliban. But, he said, the military effort has made that possible. We get the details and reaction from Washington to South Asia.

 

Credits

Guests:
Alissa Johannsen Rubin - New York Times - @alissanyt, Ahmed Rashid - Pakistani journalist, Michael Crowley - Politico - @MichaelCrowley, Robert Lamb - Center for Strategic and International Studies, Antonio Villaraigosa - former Los Angeles mayor running for governor - @antonio4ca

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Frances Anderton, Christian Bordal