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CLIP: U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

AIR DATE: Wednesday, October 7, 2015

A clip from our morning program, Washington Journal, discussing the debate over whether to keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan past the original 2016 timeline, in light of recent developments in the country. A clip of Afghanistan Operations Commander Gen. John Campbell’s testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee was also included.




  • Kunduz, Afghanistan Hospital Airstrike (Video Clip - 6 min)
    Emile Simpson talked about the U.S. strike that accidentally hit a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan and its implications for U.S. involvement in the region.
  • Hospital Bombing in Afghanistan (Video Clip - 11 min)
    General John Campbell, commander of the Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan, spoke to reporters about U.S. efforts to support Afghan forces fend off a Taliban attack in which a Doctors Without Borders hospital was accidentally hit by an airstrike, killing 22 people October 3, 2015.
  • Military Operations in Afghanistan (Video - 2 hrs)
    General John Campbell, commander of U.S. Forces - Afghanistan, testified on U.S. operations in Afghanistan. Topics included the Doctors Without Borders in Kundhz hospital that was accidentally hit in a U.S. airstrike, U.S. troop levels and the drawdown plan, training and readiness of the Afghan security forces, and the threat of the Taliban and terrorist organizations to the security and stability of the Afghan government.


  • Gen. John Campbell
    Afghanistan Operations Commander
KEYWORDS: Foreign Affairs & Defense, Military, Afghanistan, Foreign Policy, Senate Armed Services Committee, Taliban, Al-Qaeda, Terrorism