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What Is The Definition Of Success In Afghanistan?

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What Is The Definition Of Success In Afghanistan?

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What Is The Definition Of Success In Afghanistan?

What Is The Definition Of Success In Afghanistan?

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On Tuesday, President Obama ordered the deployment of an additional 17,000 combat troops in Afghanistan, citing a "deteriorating situation" that "demands urgent attention and swift action." More troops heading to the country raises questions about how exactly to define success in Afghanistan.

Guests:

Craig Mullaney, served as an infantry officer in Afghanistan; author of The Unforgiving Minute: A Soldier's Education

Tom Bowman, Pentagon reporter for NPR

Rajan Menon, professor of international relations at Lehigh University