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October 10th, 2011
05:48 PM ET

Ten years after entering Afghanistan, where does our military stand now? Gen. Odierno explains

Last Friday marked ten years since the U.S. entered Afghanistan. But with the death of Osama bin Laden and other key al-Qaeda leaders, what is the end game? The U.S. has now been in Afghanistan longer than the Soviets were. What will bring our troops home?  

Stanley McChrystal, former commander of coalition forces in Afghanistan, says the U.S. and its NATO allies are only "a little better than" halfway to achieving their military goals.

Turning to our defense budget, in an interview with CNN last week, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned about further cuts to the defense budge if Congress doesn't reach an accord on debt reduction.

This morning on American Morning, Christine Romans talks to General Ray Odierno about where our military stand today.


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