U.S. combat operations in Afghanistan are set to end at the end of the year. Now, President Obama is laying out his plan to leave nearly 10,000 troops there through 2015. That is contingent on the new Afghan government signing off on a security agreement. Even if this plan does win approval, President Obama admits Afghanistan "will not be a perfect place." National security analyst Peter Bergen has the latest.
The AC360 Later panel digs into Fmr. Defense Secy. Robert Gates' new memoir, which heaps scathing criticism on the Obama administration. The Dish founder, Andrew Sullivan, says "it’s not what I would expect from Bob Gates. I would expect it from other people. But this man?...the fact that he was enraged the entire time, I find it hard to understand."
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates blasts his former boss, President Obama, in a new tell-all book. He also takes aim at Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, and even former General Petraeus in a memoir riddled with stories of suspicion and distrust. CNN’s Chief National Security Correspondent fills us in on the details.
On a special edition of AC360, Fouad Ajami, Senior Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, Anne-Marie Slaughter of the New America Foundation, Charles Blow of The New York Times and Chief National Correspondent John King discussed President Obama's case for use of U.S. military force in Syria.
President Obama and U.S. administration officials stepped up their efforts to win congressional approval for a possible military strike in Syria. Christopher Dickey, Middle East Editor for Newsweek/The Daily Beast, Fouad Ajami, Senior Fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institute, Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard, Christopher Preble of the Cato Institute, Retired U.S. Marine General Anthony Zinni and CNN’s Christiane Amanpour discussed the latest developments and why now is the moment for U.S. action in Syria.
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