More than 20,000 American troops are set to leave Afghanistan by 2014. The Afghan war has left more than 2,000 Americans dead and 18,000 wounded. Was the mission accomplished? Was the sacrifice worth it?
CNN's Erin Burnett reports from LIVE from Kabul on the future of Afghanistan on Thursday, December 13th. Burnett sat down with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, who is in Afghanistan meeting with American commanders on the U.S. troop presence in the country after 2014.
Panetta told reporters Wednesday that President Barack Obama will make a decision on how many troops will remain in Afghanistan after the American combat mission ends in the region.
Burnett talks Secretary Panetta about troop withdrawal in Afghanistan and whether the Afghans can protect themselves and what were the gains from the mission.
Tune to Erin Burnett OutFront at 7pm and 11pm ET on CNN, Thursday, December 13, 2012 for the interview with Secretary Leon Panetta.