March 27, 2009
Posted: 1452 GMT
President Obama is staying true to a key campaign promise: shifting more American troops to Afghanistan and setting goals for the country. Barack Obama is also asking Congress to approve triple the amount of economic and social aid to Pakistan, a country where Al Qaeda extremists have been gathering strength.
The wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan are against an ideology that is far from being defeated since 9/11. The question is: how do you win it?
Military might? Social aid? Direct investment? Building schools and roads and bridges? A combination of the above? Take part in today's I-Desk poll and give us your view.
We'll also be going live to Baghdad to chat with Nic Robertson about Obama's Afghanistan plan, as well as Bill Schneider, who will tell us what ordinary Americans think about the planned troop surge in the region.
Also on tap: the latest from the flood zone in North Dakota and a fascinating study on women aged 18 to 34 (a group I'm sadly not part of anymore.) Turns out 25% say they would rather win a modelling competition than the Nobel Peace Prize.
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