Antiwar Radio: Kelley B. Vlahos

Kelley B. Vlahos, featured columnist and contributing editor for The American Conservative magazine, discusses her article “Do Afghan Riots Spell E-X-I-T;” the mainstream media’s sudden realization that the Afghan War effort is failing; increases in the frequency and severity of IED injuries to US soldiers (who are demoralized and have lost faith in their objectives); why the culture gap between US military trainers and Afghan army recruits is too great to be bridged, resulting in mutual distrust and violence; rethinking the Western model of nation building in Afghanistan; and the “force protection” problems facing US personnel stationed in Afghanistan beyond 2014.