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Massacre in Afghanistan


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U.S. soldiers keep watch at the entrance of a military base following the massacre in Afghanistan's Kandahar province on March 11, 2012.
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U.S. soldiers keep watch at the entrance of a military base following the massacre in Afghanistan's Kandahar province on March 11, 2012.

U.S. forces in Afghanistan have been warned of possible reprisal attacks following the killings of 16 civilians -- nine of them children -- allegedly by a lone U.S. serviceman. While the Obama administration says its war strategy in Afghanistan will remain intact, lack of trust on both sides complicates the future of this mission.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Kathy Kelly, co-coordinator for Voices for Creative Non-Violence
  • Laura King, Afghanistan bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times
  • Sean Parnell, former U.S. Army ranger with 16 months of combat and author of "Outlaw Platoon: Heroes, Renegades, Infidels, and the Brotherhood of War in Afghanistan"
  • Stephen Biddle, senior fellow for defense policy at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of "Military Power: Explaining Victory and Defeat in Modern Battle"
  • Tamim Ansary, lecturer and author of books including "Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes"

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