Hearts and Minds

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Recent events in Afghanistan, including the shooting of 16 civilians by an Army staff sergeant, have highlighted the challenges in the transition to training and community building in the country. Stephen Tankel at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace discusses the U.S. presence in Afghanistan and what comes next. Then, David Boaz of the Cato Institute discusses the Koch brother’s lawsuit against the libertarian thinktank; and Jack Goldsmith, former member of the Bush administration’s Office of Legal Counsel, on President Obama’s executive powers. Plus: stories of the influx of peasants to China’s urban areas; and March Madness gets underway.