Trustee John Podesta Interviewed on Charlie Rose

From: PBS: Charlie Rose (New York, NY)

Charlie Rose hosts a discussion about Afghanistan with John Podesta, Knox College alum, trustee and former White House Chief of Staff; and Stephen Hadley, former National Security Advisor. Podesta and Hadley chaired a bipartisan committee that recently issued its report as an essay, “The Right Way Out of Afghanistan,” published in Foreign Affairs magazine…

The committee reported that “the military/security transition [from American control to Afghan control] was thought through, but the political/diplomatic/financial transition needed more development,” Podesta said. “Right now, there’s a need to get these things synchronized. We still have influence [in Afghanistan], but if we don’t use it now, the capacity of the Afghan government to function… when NATO troops come out… I’m highly skeptical that it can work…” Read more…