The NATO Summit and Afghanistan

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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.


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