McChrystal, Gates, Karzai defend the war in Afghanistan

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Tuesday marked a day of opening arguments on the war in Afghanistan. General Stanley McChrystal fielded tough questions from the House Armed Services Committee. McChrystal said the plan to start withdrawing troops in the summer of 2011 wasn’t his idea, but that he supports the strategy. Meanwhile, Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Afghan President Hamid Karzai appeared together in a news conference in Kabul. Karzai said he will need the U.S. to help support his army financially for the next 15 years. Charlie Sennott, executive editor of GlobalPost, joins us with his take on how the three men played their cards.

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