Ahmed Rashid discusses the future of U.S. action in Pakistan and Afghanistan

March 28, 2012

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'Pakistan on the Brink' identifies both short-term and long-term consequences of U.S. actions in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

As a raft of mistakes and embarrassments pile up for the U.S. forces in Afghanistan, calls for accelerating the pace of withdrawal are growing louder and more numerous. But with no firm exit strategy and a military that wants to keep fighting, the U.S. is faced with difficult decisions ahead of its 2014 goal to drawdown troops.  Ahmed Rashid has been watching the latest endgame in Afghanstan with interest. He’s been following the wars in Afghanistan for 30 years and joins Worldview to discuss his latest book, Pakistan on the Brink: The Future of America, Pakistan and Afghanistan.