Sunday, March 7, 2010

3,000+ Days Of The War In Afghanistan Topic On Paltalk

According to the Defense Department, more than 1,000 U.S. soliders have died in Afghanistan - nearly 44-hundred more in Iraq over the past eight years. The number of civilian deaths may never really be known.

The United States has a timetable for withdrawing from Iraq. President Obama wants to begin sending troops home from Afghanistan within the year. But at the same time he's sending more troops in. And after 3,000 plus days in Afghanistan, many people are questioning the objectives of the war.

Joining us on Tuesday  March 9 at 5 PM New York time on News Talk Online on the Paltalk News Network to discuss the future of Afghanistan will be Masha Hamilton.

Hamilton worked as a foreign correspondent for The Associated Press for five years in the Middle East, where she covered the Intifada, the peace process and the Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon. Then she spent five years in Moscow, where she was a correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, wrote a newspaper column, “Postcard from Moscow,” and reported for NBC/Mutual Radio. She wrote about Kremlin politics as well as life for average Russians under Gorbachev and Yeltsin during the coup and collapse of the Soviet Union.

Hamilton traveled to Afghanistan in the spring of 2004 to report on the changing situation for women in prison, child brides, war widows and others. In 2006, she traveled in Kenya to research The Camel Bookmobile and interview drought and famine victims in the isolated northeast near the border with Somalia.

To talk to Hamilton at 5 PM New York time Tuesday please go to There is no charge.

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