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The NATO Summit and Afghanistan


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U.S. soldiers return from a patrol near the town of Musa Qala in Afghanistan's Helmand province on April 11, 2011.
Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images
U.S. soldiers return from a patrol near the town of Musa Qala in Afghanistan's Helmand province on April 11, 2011.

NATO and Afghan leaders meeting in Chicago formally approved a plan to draw down international forces in Afghanistan. Under the plan, the Afghan military will take the lead role by next summer, though the U.S. will maintain a presence past 2014. We discuss the challenges ahead in Afghanistan, and the evolving role of NATO in world affairs.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Charles Kupchan, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, professor of international affairs at Georgetown University and former director for European affairs at the National Security Council
  • Sarwar A. Kashmeri, senior fellow with the Atlantic Council's International Security Program, fellow with the Foreign Policy Association and author of "NATO 2.0: Reboot or Delete?"
  • William Cole, senior director for governance, law and strategy at The Asia Foundation

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