Developing Threats to US and NATO Plans in Afghanistan

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There were two major setbacks today for US efforts to wage war and negotiate peace in Afghanistan. President Karzai said NATO troops should leave the countryside and return to large bases, ending their combat mission next year instead of 2014, and the Taliban suspended conversations with the United States.  The troop movement will put security for civilian developers in the hands of Afghan forces, with private aid companies already in fear for their safety. Many are already so worried they have plans to pull out, with the prospect of suing the US Agency for International Development for material breach of contract. We hear about growing threats to the scenario outlined by President Obama and Prime Minister Cameron this week in Washington.

Credits

Guests:
Peter Tomsen - author and former diplomat, Heidi Vogt - Wall Street Journal - @HeidiVogt, Matthew Rosenberg - New York Times - @mrosenbergNYT, Rashed Rahman - Daily Times, Christine Fair - Georgetown University - @CChristineFair

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Anna Scott, Christian Bordal, Caitlin Shamberg