With violence on the rise in Afghanistan, U.S. government officials are expressing concerns over the security situation there and the role played by NATO allies. We’ll look at threat from the Taliban and al-Qaeda and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s support of talks with Taliban factions.

Guests

  • Ambassador James Dobbins Director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center at the RAND Corporation, and former special envoy to Afghanistan.
  • Michael Scheuer Former CIA analyst who headed the agency's Osama Bin Laden unit from 1996 to 1999; author of the new book "Marching Toward Hell: America and Islam After Iraq"
  • Dr. Ashraf Ghani Chairman, the Institute for State Effectiveness and former finance minister of Afghanistan and chancellor of Kabul University. He is also an adviser to the U.N. and has served as chief adviser to President Karzai. He's also author of the forthcoming book, "Fixing Failed States."
  • Ambassador Richard Boucher Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs

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