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What are the Pros and Cons in Afghanistan

A counter-insurgency force somewhere between 10 thousand and 80 thousand is what President Obama reportedly has chosen to go to Afghanistan. Truman Project CEO Rachel Kleinfeld says, "These are always difficult. Insurgencies are hard to win, but we've had a lot of success in the Phillipines and we've had a lot of success training other armies as well." However Georgetown University Security Scholar Paul Pillar disagrees saying, "the bigger our footprint, the more military operations with collateral damage."

Tags: technology , pentagon , Afganistan , Truman Project , Rachel Kleinfeld , Georgetown University ,

Wednesday - 11/25/2009, 09:32am EST

Bin Laden mulling a cease-fire

Faced with stark losses among its foot-soldiers, al-Qaida is being presented with a sobering proposition - maybe it's time to give up.

Tags: Federal Drive , The Hunt , Osama bin Laden ,

Wednesday - 09/22/2010, 08:51am EDT
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The Hunt: Ft. Hood - Why is more important than where

Military leaders at Ft. Hood are beginning their investigation into the Nov. 5 massacre that killed 13 people. And observers want to know where Maj. Nidal Hasan was radicalized. National Security Correspondent J.J. Green speaks with Paul R. Pillar, former deputy chief of the CIA's Counterterrorism Center, who says finding out where Hasan was radicalized is not the key question.

Tags: security , The Hunt , J.J. Green , Nidal Hasan , Ft. Hood ,

Wednesday - 11/25/2009, 09:00am EST
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