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The Taliban spring offensive is under way deadly attacks across Afghanistan Iran meeting with the UN Security Council members discussing.
The future of its nuclear program in North Korea's leader making his first public speech.
After the failed long range rocket test for moral all of this march -- national security analyst.
KT McFarland -- national security post under presidents Nixon Ford and Reagan.
Let let's Begin with the spring offensive -- in the Taliban we've been there all of this time ten years.
And they're carrying out a spring offensive against US forces.
Here's the problem I mean even if the Afghan National Army did a good job -- a dead end of the day in -- matter how well we're doing militarily.
There are two things that are never gonna change -- -- 2013.
-- to whenever we withdraw and that's a corrupt and incompetent Karzai government has failed to unify the country.
And secondly -- Pakistan.
Pakistan which provide safe haven you know the Pakistan is have two hands right with one hand they take our money.
And they say will provide supply routes and say pay supply.
Access at the other hand.
We're gonna support the Taliban that are killing -- people it's not.
At some point there is -- -- that tone that resonates.
This government whether it is in the case of military.
Strategy rather it is in foreign policy or trade offs.
We act as if we're so.
Yeah when -- -- talking about trade policy with China we've got asked them to please change their policy on their currency.
-- -- it's or a war with the Taliban.
It's not fair because they find refuge in Pakistan and and -- -- journals and deal with that.
I've got to tell you idea of the treasure and the blog but -- we've lost.
And the frustration and finding leadership that knows how to find a way to victory.
It's horrible for -- for -- America.
Yeah absolutely right and here's the crisis.
Look at Afghanistan.
Automask that that's right we're gonna leave there's going to be a civil war but -- Pakistan we've been played by the Pakistan as -- -- -- a lot of -- a safe house.
Look at Russia -- have a -- have a reset with relations with Russia.
We're gonna do them some good -- and we want something -- we have nothing for that.
Look at what's happening with North Korea we say food day you're gonna start -- nuclear power plant will look what they've done with cat and our run.
We're having negotiations with Iran renegotiate they continue to build the nuclear weapons program.
Every single one of these things we look impetus.
But we don't know what we're doing and we're not getting any results and what we're doing we're negotiating but we don't have any leverage negotiating without leverage as -- negotiating its banking.
And -- -- one of these cases we look like we're backing and we don't need to do.
Even in the case of North Korea.
The new leaders steps forward after -- the embarrassment the humiliation of -- missile blowing up two minutes after launch.
And acting as if nothing has changed and the government sort of the US during normal -- -- -- -- What what is the future -- What would you pointed out -- and I wish when you said that the white house Press Secretary said.
We were going to have a strong verbal response to the north Koreans are what we should have does -- -- the food aid the deal was not missile tests we'll give you today.
They didn't live up to the deal cut off of Saturday secondly -- -- sanctions they really hurt.
Bush slipped -- them in 2007 for the same kind of raw deal that we never got.
And the third thing is if they ever managed to get a missile and shoot it down you have every right to do it under the UN resolutions.
Why do you do all these things with North Korea because of Iran.
Iran looks and says if you can't -- North Korea back stab me either.
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