U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis (C) and U.S. Army General John Nicholson (L), commander of U.S. Forces Afghanistan, arrive to meet with an Afghan defense delegation at Resolute Support headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan April 24, 2017.

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis (C) and U.S. Army General John Nicholson (L), commander of U.S. Forces Afghanistan, arrive to meet with an Afghan defense delegation at Resolute Support headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan April 24, 2017.

Sixteen years ago, the United States sent troops to Afghanistan. Since then, there have been surges and soldiers have been pulled out. This week, another possible change was announced: U.S. officials discussed a possible increase of American troops to the nation. What would this additional engagement look like, and what would the United States’ goals be?

Guests

  • Courtney Kube National security producer, NBC News.
  • Kristen Rouse Veteran, United States Army; director, New York City Veterans Alliance
  • Michael Horowitz Associate professor, University of Pennsylvania; associate director, Perry World House

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