America's Longest War Is Going to Continue

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With NATO troops pulling out of Afghanistan, attacks by the Taliban are increasing, and American soldiers will stay until the end of next year. The White House was divided, but President Obama approved an expanded mission, which will also include jets, bombers and drones. Newly elected President Ashraf Ghani wants the American presence, but he’s been unable to form a government. Yesterday he fired the entire cabinet. The Taliban is taking advantage of political instability. Today, police officers and others were killed in several incidents across the country.

Credits

Guests:
Sudarsan Raghavan - Washington Post - @africawriter, Mark Mazzetti - New York Times - @MarkMazzettiNYT, Omar Samad - Silk Road Consulting / New America Foundation - @OmSamad, Lawrence Korb - Center for American Progress Action Fund - @LarryKorb, Christine Fair - Georgetown University - @CChristineFair

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Claire Martin, Benjamin Gottlieb, Sonya Geis