NATO Pullout from Afghanistan Spurs Concerns About Taliban Resurgence

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On January 1, U.S.-led coalition forces handed Afghanistan's new unity government full responsibility for maintaining peace and order in the country for the first time since 2001. But amid Taliban claims of victory and mounting civilian death tolls, Afghanistan's president has since called on the U.S. to reconsider its 2016 deadline for final troop withdrawal. We discuss the political, military and humanitarian implications of the pullout.

Guests:

Max Boot, senior fellow for national security studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of "Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present"

Michael Nacht, professor of public policy at UC Berkeley and former assistant secretary of defense for global strategic affairs

Anand Gopal, author of "No Good Men Among the Living: America, The Taliban, and the War Through Afghan Eyes" and former Afghanistan correspondent for The Wall Street Journal and The Christian Science Monitor

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