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How about 30,000 teachers to Afghanistan?

Afghanistan, December 3, 2009

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Yesterday I spoke to Oregon Public Broadcasting's Emily Harris about the humanitarian perspective on President Obama's decision to send more troops to Afghanistan.

My main point was that the military is only one piece of the puzzle to achieve stability in Afghanistan. Why not send 30,000 teachers to Afghanistan, or provide 30,000 microloans to women businesses there?

Listen to the full show, Think Out Loud, here. I'm interviewed about 36 minutes and 45 seconds into the program.