The new administration says they are going to put the US military focus on Afghanistan and the War on Terror there. We invited Elizabeth Rubin from the Council on Foreign Relations to stop by Film at 11 and give us her expert take on the ground truth in Afghanistan and what the last eight years have added up to. Here's the first of a few extended excerpts from the interview we shot for Common Sense (you remember Common Sense, don't you?. . . of course!)
First up . . . the Afghan National Army. Ms. Rubin explains why we couldn't build an army out of a national population that was able to hold off the Soviet Army for 10 years.