US Pulls Back on the Use of Air Strikes in Afghanistan

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The US has used airstrikes against the Taliban in Afghanistan, but the cost may be higher than any benefit received in combat. General Stanley McChrystal said last week that "air power contains the seeds of our own destruction if we do not use it responsibly," adding, "we can lose this fight."  So he's placed new restrictions on the kind of airstrikes that have killed many civilians. Nancy Youssef, chief Pentagon correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers, has been reporting from Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Guest:
Nancy Youssef - McClatchy News Service - @nancyayoussef

Host:
Warren Olney

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Frances Anderton, Andrea Brody, Christian Bordal