Matt Waldman

former Head of Policy for Afghanistan, Oxfam

Guest

Fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government; former head of Policy in Afghanistan for Oxfam

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At the Pensacola Naval Air Station in Florida today, President Obama  upbeat about progress  in Iraq and Afghanistan, but acknowledged signs of trouble.

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President Obama  told US troops  in Florida today that the war in Afghanistan is going well but, in Afghanistan itself, there are signs of trouble.

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