At his re-confirmation hearing today, Admiral Mike Mullen, Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, indicated that commanders are likely to ask for another increase of troops in Afghanistan. But, after eight years, public support for the war is fading fast, and Democrats are suggesting that, if the President asks, they might have to say "no." Republicans, backed by militant neo-cons, insist that more force is the only way to win. What would "winning" look like? How long would it take? Will the White House have any options to seek common ground?
Politics in America and Reality in Afghanistan
- Spencer Ackerman - national security correspondent and author of “Reign of Terror: How the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and Produced Trump” - @attackerman
- David Wood - National Security Correspondent, PoliticsDaily.com
- Michael A. Cohen - author and journalist - @speechboy71
- Gary Schmitt - American Enterprise Institute