Fred Kaplan, author, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and Slate's War Stories columnist, discusses this morning's news - President Obama is expected to announce that he will abandon his goal to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by the end of his term.
Plus: how Hillary Clinton "had no peers on the stage" when it came to foreign policy questions in the first Democratic debate.
→Note: We heard from Fred Kaplan after this conversation aired. He wanted to update his reporting. In the audio here, he says that Vice President Joe Biden was in favor of General Petraeus' plan to arm Syrian rebels, but he says that subsequent reporting led him to realize this wasn't the case.
@BrianLehrer We are going to have troops in the Middle East until we are no longer a Country or we hit a major depression. Not Surprising.— Vincent Cimilluca (@VCimilluca) October 15, 2015
@BrianLehrer I dont beleive she did. And the information re: afghanistan on biden vs. Hillary shows her hawkish views on foreign policy.— Farzam (@minimaani) October 15, 2015