Progress in Afghanistan

Is the war in Afghanistan lost? What did the surge accomplish? Is al Qaeda really on the run? Vice President for Foreign and Defense Policy Studies Danielle Pletka and Critical Threats Project Director Frederick W. Kagan of the American Enterprise Institute discuss these and other questions about the war in Afghanistan.



The reality of retreat


Are we losing in Afghanistan?


What did the Afghan surge accomplish?


What's the significance of the green-on-blue attacks?


How do we win in Afghanistan?


Isn't the real fight with Pakistan?


Will Karzai and corrupt politics doom progress in Afghanistan?


Afghanistan and al Qaeda in context: What's the connection?
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