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Be big question this morning what happens next in Afghanistan.
A deadly Taliban -- this morning cobble.
That happened just ninety minutes after President Obama was safely out of the country.
As I was had a brand new hour of America's Newsroom again -- -- -- today everybody I am Martha MacCallum.
I'm Bill Hemmer good morning to you morning to you Martha the president making this trip now to Afghanistan to sign an agreement that lays out America's role.
In Afghanistan's future after the troops come home.
Today I signed a historic agreement between the United States and Afghanistan that defines a new kind of relationship between our countries.
The future in which Afghans are responsible.
For the security of their nation.
And we build an equal partnership between two Sovereign States.
A future in which war ends.
A new chapter begins.
-- -- Come back and -- at Fox News contributor he served 35 years in the air force as a pilot.
Commander and strategic planner retiring as assistant vice chief of staff good to have you -- -- welcome.
Thanks Martha so we know that this bombing came about ninety minutes after the president left Afghanistan and it was clearly sent as a signal.
That the Taliban is not giving up this -- any time soon.
You know this was kind of the mission accomplished moment for this administration.
Saying that we've won in Iraq and work transferring it over to the Afghanistan's in Afghanistan.
We're moving from a counterinsurgency strategy.
To a counterterrorism.
Now -- couple.
Very worrisome points about this number one there's no way we can negotiate with the -- upon.
They're radical islamists you can't have them part of a government.
We have to change our rules of engagement be far more aggressive -- we remove the ground footprint.
And be far more aggressive in attacking the telethon.
And we have those tools Martha.
You know in one of the big question is there was -- -- -- network that has supplied.
The insurgency in Afghanistan and our government has been reluctant -- refused actually to go after -- Connie network in -- havens in Pakistan can we ever get anywhere in this fight without doing that.
That's a great question mark that absolutely not the economy network is funded by the pack outstanding ISI -- intelligence service.
And they want to keep the instability in Afghanistan.
If Pakistan cut them off and cut off the other -- -- and groups in that are operating out of Pakistan this war would be over.
So that's the key point is this administration.
Going to take on Pakistan.
And get them to stop feeding this instability that's the crew.
-- point and what about the Afghan security forces you know you hear different things about how capable they are they have fought off some.
Attacks in a fairly impressive way but what happened in 08 will this actually did does this send a message that we are in this -- really literally 20/20 four.
To back them up the one active in the support that they need to keep going.
That's another great question that remains to be seen what really is going to determine it is what kind of political leadership.
They have that can lead this the Afghan military can do it.
But we have to realize the culture that we are operating in in which the counterinsurgency.
Building winning hearts and minds failed.
And so how the counter terrorism I believe if we work the Pakistan any issue that we can do the us.
But there's so many open spots there that remain to be filled in and how will -- acute after 2014.
Not a lot of political well among many people out there I asked you know folks to send me a -- do you think we should get -- -- out I gotta tell you most of them set out.
Yep and that's one of our problems that's why I think as we go to this reduced footprint.
We can aggressively attack the -- bond we have the tools to do that.
-- -- and -- always good to have you out with us sir thank you so much.
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