Why Are US Troops in Afghanistan?

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Eight years after being routed by American forces, the Taliban have regained control of much of Afghanistan.  Military leaders say 70,000 US and NATO soldiers can't secure the population, so President Obama has promised some 25,000 more.  Yesterday, on CBS' Face the Nation, Vice President Biden spoke of America's failure to get a coherent policy among our allies, which resulted in our inheriting "a real mess."

Credits

Guests:
Martin Schweitzer - Colonel and Senate Liaison Division Chief, US Army, Andrew Bacevich - Boston University, Paul Burton - Director of Policy Analysis, International Council on Security and Development

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Christian Bordal, Karen Radziner