Violence over Koran Burning Threatens US-Afghan 'Partnership'

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America's Future in Afghanistan after Koran BurningThe burning of holy Korans that Americans call "accidental" has exposed the seething anti-Americanism in much of Afghanistan. Nationwide protests continue, and two American advisors were assassinated this weekend in an office accessible only to the most trusted personnel. All this has cast doubt on the so-called "partnership" that's essential to the strategy for a western troop withdrawal by 2014. Today, nine Afghans were killed by a suicide bomber near and American air base. We get the latest from Kabul, an update on damage control and the potential political consequences here at home.

Credits

Guests:
Alissa Johannsen Rubin - New York Times - @alissanyt, Greg Jaffe - Washington Post - @GregJaffe, Chris Mason - Center for Advanced Defense Studies, Brian Katulis - Center for America Progress - @Katulis, Michael Hirsh - Politico Magazine - @michaelphirsh

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Anna Scott, Katie Cooper, Caitlin Shamberg, Karen Radziner