The Status Report: Facing Challenges in Afghanistan and Pakistan

January 12, 2010

While the situations in Afghanistan and Pakistan are still dire, Bruce Riedel says that President Obama made the right decision to focus on the region as the epicenter of the struggle against al Qaeda. His colleague Vanda Felbab-Brown agrees, giving the president a B overall in The Status Report, but says that the president made the decision too late in 2009.