@ Brookings Podcast: President Obama’s Afghanistan Plan; The Reconfirmation of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke

December 4, 2009

In this week @Brookings, President Obama’s plan for a troop surge and timeline for withdrawal from Afghanistan has drawn criticism from the left and the right—expert Bruce Riedel says it’s a necessary but risky move. Also, as Congress grilled Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke as he heads for a second term, expert Sarah Binder explains congressional concerns over the massive federal bailout to big banks and financial firms when the economic crisis hit.