12:00pm

Thu June 23, 2011
Afghanistan

Women In Afghanistan: Mixed Reactions To US Troop Drawdown

President Obama says Afghans are prepared to take the reins of power in their country as U.S. troops start pulling out. Some worry this will end progress in Afghan society, especially for women. To learn how Afghan women may be affected by Obama's announcement, host Michel Martin speaks with Samira Hamidi, country director of the Afghan Women's Network, and Gayle Lemmon, deputy director of the Council on Foreign Relation's Women and Foreign Policy program.