Wikileaks, Afghanistan, & Pakistan on NPR

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Earlier today I spent an hour with NPR‘s Marty Moss-Coane at the WHYY studio in Philadelphia. Lawrence Korb also joined the conversation.

We discussed the Wikileaks documents, the impact on national security, and the danger to US troops and to Afghans who have cooperated. Interestingly enough, Marty and I agreed that the release of documents is indeed a danger to Afghans and Coalition forces, while Lawrence disagreed. We also discussed Pakistan’s role in the Afghan insurgency and negotiations with the Taliban.

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Bill Roggio is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the Editor of FDD's Long War Journal.

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2 Comments

  • ArneFufkin says:

    Lawrence Korb is wrong about everything.


  • Neo says:

    ArneFufkin
    It’s not a Lawrence Korb problem. He just repeats the prevailing academic appraisal of the situation at any given time. The prevailing academic appraisal often gets a few things right but mostly gets it wrong. The central problem is the academic community has a very strong activist core and much of the debate is very politically charged and biased. You get a lot of gross preconceived notions and filtering so that conclusions fit agendas.
    Among the gross preconceived notions included in the NPR discussions, was the notion of a “golden hour of opportunity”

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