Thursday, May 25, 2017

Inside Story - More NATO Troops for Afghanistan?

The war in Afghanistan is now in its 16th year. Donald Trump is considering sending in several thousand more troops. He's also urging NATO member countries to contribute more. But some in Afghanistan say an increase in foreign forces is like adding wood to a fire.

The Taliban has taken control of more districts. And there's the ISIL offshoot in Afghanistan: Islamic State Khorasan - also known as ISIL-K. The group has been targeting civilians, recruiting fighters and expanding its influence in the region. | Guests: Kristine Berzina, Transatlantic Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. Kristine is also an analyst on US- EU relations and NATO; Heather Barr, Senior Researcher and a Former Human Rights Watch Afghanistan Researcher; Faiz Muhammad Zaland, Lecturer of Political Sciences at Kabul University