"MEET THE PRESS"
WEEKEND LISTINGS (6/27/10)
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)
Ranking Member, Armed Services Committee
Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA)
Foreign Affairs Committee
Chair, Congressional Black Caucus
Author, "The Other Wes Moore"
U.S. Army Captain (Ret.), combat tour of duty in Afghanistan 2005-2006
Contributing Editor, Foreign Policy Magazine
Author, "The Gamble: General David Petraeus and the American
Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006-2008"
Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security
Gen. Barry McCaffrey (Ret.)
Former Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Southern Command
NBC Military Analyst
This Sunday: President Obama relieves Gen. Stanley McChrystal of his command in Afghanistan after his comments about the President's diplomatic team causes a firestorm in Washington and undermines the President's strategy in Afghanistan. How will Obama's decision impact the war? Will McChrystal's replacement, CENTCOM Commander Gen. David Petraeus, be able to successfully lead the effort in Afghanistan? Plus, the upcoming midterm elections and the future of the GOP. We’ll have an exclusive conversation with the man in the center of it all: fighting his own tight re-election battle to the Senate and serving as the Ranking Member of the Armed Services Committee, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ).
Then, after almost nine years, what is the road forward in Afghanistan? Can the U.S. strategy be effective, what does victory look like, can the Afghan government function and what should be the U.S. commitment going forward? Our panel of lawmakers and military experts weighs in: Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) of the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Sebastian Junger, author of "WAR"; army combat veteran Wes Moore; Tom Ricks, Contributing Editor of Foreign Policy magazine and author of "The Gamble: General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006-2008"; and NBC Military Analyst Gen. Barry McCaffrey (Ret.), the Former Commander-in-Chief of U.S. Southern Command.
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