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Afghanistan: Why so long? How much longer?

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Personnel from the Afghanistan National Arm yand a US Army Soldier from A Company, 2/504 Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Alpha Company 2/504 Parachute Infantry Regiment, set up a temporary vehicle checkpoint in the city of Bak, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Photo credit: US National Archives (CC BY 2.0)

America’s longest war has cost $1.5 trillion, and it’s not over yet.  The Pentagon committed to massive deployment, but the victory required for withdrawal has still not been achieved. Now, a small boy’s memory of a welcoming homeland is confronted by the realities of destruction and fear. We’ll hear from him, an expert on the US military and a former advisor to the Obama Administration.

99 Nights in Logar by Jamil Jan Kochai

Credits

Guests:
Jamil Jan Kochai - Truman Capote Fellow at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and his first book is titled “99 Nights in Logar” - @JamilJanKochai, Barnett Rubin - Director of Studies at the Center on International Cooperation, New York University. Former regional special representative in the US State Department - @BRRubin, William Arkin - Online Columnist, Washington Post

Host:
Warren Olney

Producer:
Andrea Brody