Here's our second take on President Obama's Afghan policy in our new video series featuring John Nagl of the Center for a New American Security and your Battleland scribe. We're chatting this week with Dr. Nora Bensahel, a noted COIN expert formerly at the Rand Corp. and now at CNAS, and Dave Barno, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan in 2003-2004.
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