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RFE/RL's Afghan Service Director Akbar Ayazi on "Smart Talk"

Akbar Ayazi, Director of RFE/RL's Afghan Service, appeared on National Public Radio affiliate WITF's daily call-in show, "Smart Talk," to discuss the Obama Administration's new strategy towards Afghanistan.

Akbar was joined on the program by Colonel James Helis, Chairman of the Department of National Security and Strategy at the United States Army War College.

The discussion, with host Craig Cohen, centered on the lives of ordninary Afghanis amidst a severe deterioration of the security situation in Afghanistan, and how U.S. and NATO forces intend to address the recent uptick in violence.

Listen to the full program here