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May 6, 2009
Obama hosts summit with Afghanistan, Pakistan leaders

The presidents of Afghanistan and Pakistan traveled to Washington for critical meetings with U.S. President Barack Obama and other top administration officials on Wednesday.

Each foreign leader is confronting a crisis back home. Pakistani troops are battling Taliban militants less than 100 miles from the capital city, while Afghan President Hamid Karzai is dealing with the repercussions of a U.S. bombing attack that killed dozens of civilians in Afghanistan.

Daniel Markey, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and a specialist on South Asia, joins Martin Savidge to discuss the effectiveness of these meetings, anti-American sentiment in Pakistan and the possibility of involving Iran in a regional peace conference.

Read more from Worldfocus editorial consultant Peter Eisner: For Afghanistan’s Karzai, era of U.S. hand-holding is over


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Martin! The US just bombed and killed scores of civilians and you are debating ‘winning hearts and minds’..?!
Your reporting shows more empathy when you read the weather…i guess they were not Americans.

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