If you're looking to give a book to a friend or family member this holiday, NPR Books editor Petra Mayer shares her picks.
Former Washington Post defense reporter Tom Ricks, now a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security and contributing editor at Foreign Policy magazine, says because Osama bin Laden was found hiding in plain sight in Pakistan “the jig is up” the U.S. should curtail relations with Pakistan. Ricks argues that means the war in Afghanistan “is likely to end sooner rather than later.”
But that means the U.S. would no longer be able to supply troops in Afghanistan on the key supply route through Pakistan. Ricks joins us to discuss the issues facing the U.S.
Experts share a range of perspectives on how to combat the Islamic State militant group, and the role the U.S. should play.