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On today’s “To the Point.”

America’s longest war is winding down, but it’s not over yet, and there are as many unresolved issues as there are parties involved. The White House and the Pentagon haven’t agreed on the pace of troop withdrawal or how many US soldiers should stay after 2014. Talks with the Karzai regime and the Taliban raise more questions than answers about security and corruption. Will a wildly inflated economy collapse when foreign troops and contractors are gone? Will democracy, free expression and human rights have a future?

We are in a moment of declining leverage [in Afghanistan]. There is no incentive for the Taliban to make a peace deal with us as we are walking out the door.
Rajiv Chandrasekaran speaking to Warren Olney on today’s To the Point