When the US military complained that 65 "dangerous" prisoners were released without trial, President Karzai told it to stop "harassing" Afghan courts. At the same time, Karzai is negotiating with the Taliban, creating fears of a new "war against women" after 12 years of progress. A new president, to be elected in April, might or might not reach agreement to maintain the US and other western forces beyond the end of this year. Will there still be support in this country for continued involvement after the longest war in American history?
What Will the US Leave Behind in Afghanistan?
Rod Nordland - New York Times - @rodnordland, Michael O'Hanlon - Brookings Institution - @MichaelEOHanlon, Manizha Naderi - Women for Afghan Women - @ManizhaNaderi, Mark Juergensmeyer - University of California, Santa Barbara - @juergensmeyer