Troop Drawdown in Afghanistan

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Against a backdrop of falling public support for the war in Afghanistan, President Barack Obama detailed his latest plan for a troop drawdown in Afghanistan on Wednesday. We discuss the president's drawdown plan, and its implications.

Guests:

Stephen Biddle, senior fellow for defense policy at the Council on Foreign Relations, member of Gen. McChrystal's assessment team and author of "Military Power: Explaining Victory and Defeat in Modern Battle"

John Garamendi, U.S. congressman (D) representing California's 10th Congressional District, member of the Armed Services Committee and former lieutenant governor of California

John Arquilla, professor of defense analysis in special ops and director of the Information Operations Center at the Naval Postgraduate School, and author of "Insurgents, Raiders and Bandits: How Masters of Irregular Warfare Have Shaped Our World"

Peter Tomsen, former ambassador and special envoy to Afghanistan

Waheed Momand, engineer and former State Department adviser

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