On Point/WBUR (2/1/18)
America’s war in Afghanistan has been raging for 16 years, and a new spate of violence could deal a blow to peace prospects there. Is there any way to win or get out?
Highlight From This Show: ‘We’ve lost the war of the story in Afghanistan, and we can’t recover.’
“America has been at war in Afghanistan for 16 years – and the situation on the ground is a chaotic, deadly mess. Just in this week, a string of brazen insurgent attacks killed more than a hundred people. The Afghan capital is a war zone. Western aid groups are under threat or gone. President Trump says no negotiations with the Taliban, and more American troops are on their way. This hour, On Point: Is it an unwinnable stalemate?” –-Anthony Brooks
- Pamela Constable, Pakistan and Afghanistan bureau chief for the Washington Post. (@pamconstable1)
- Johnny Walsh, senior expert on Afghanistan at the US Institute of Peace.
- Thomas Johnson, professor of national security affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School and the director of the program for Culture & Conflict Studies there. Author of “Taliban Narratives: The Use and Power of Stories in the Afghanistan Conflict.” (@ThJohnsonNPS)