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Afghanistan and the 'Civilian Surge'

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Laying out his strategy for Afghanistan last March, President Obama called for "agricultural specialists and educators, engineers and lawyers…to develop an economy that isn't dominated by illicit drugs."  But last week's speech on increasing troops contained only a single reference to a "civilian surge."

Credits

Guests:
James Dobbins - RAND Corp - @Jim_Dobbins, Sarah Chayes - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace - @CarnegieEndow, Masood Aziz - former diplomat, Afghanistan's Embassy in Washington

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Sonya Geis