America's war in Afghanistan has proven to be enduring and even, as many say, unwinnable. Meanwhile, the relationship with Pakistan has also taken a worse turn in the last few years. Competing factions, rivaling neighbors, poor governance and consistent threat of terrorism have continued to mar the region with conflict. Cameron Munter discusses the root of these problems and the policy failures of the United States with Steve Coll, who recently released his latest book titled "Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan.”
Coll is the dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He is also a staff writer for The New Yorker and a recipient of two Pulitzer Prize Awards.
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