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May 7, 2009
Iraq war holds lessons for Afghanistan and Pakistan

A humanitarian crisis is quickly emerging in Pakistan, as the government tries to reverse recent gains made by Taliban militants. Under pressure from the United States, the army is intensifying the battle. The Red Cross reports that half a million people have been displaced.

Meanwhile, in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday, police fought with angry protesters who blame recent civilian deaths on American bombing runs.  The civilians were killed on Monday in the western province of Farah, and one official there said that a total of 147 people were killed in two separate bombings. 

Richard Haass, the president of the Council on Foreign Relations and author of the new book “War of Necessity, War of Choice: A Memoir of Two Iraq Wars,” joins Martin Savidge to discuss whether the U.S. will become more involved in Pakistan and compare the strategies and outcomes of the two Iraq wars. 

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