NEW YORK, April 7, 2014 - On the eve of the drawdown of American troops in Afghanistan, U.S. General John Allen, former U.S. commander of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, joins Martha Raddatz of ABC News for a look at questions surrounding Afghanistan's future in general and its security situation in particular. (1 hr., 23 min.)
John R. Allen
General John R. Allen is a retired United States Marine Corps four-star general. From July 2011, he served as the commander of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan. In February 2013, he retired from the military and now serves as a special envoy on security issues in negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, and is a distinguished fellow at the Brookings Institution.
Martha Raddatz is the Senior Foreign Affairs correspondent for ABC News. Previously, she was chief White House correspondent during the last term of President George W. Bush's administration.
Raddatz joined ABC News in January 1999 as the network's State Department correspondent, where she covered the conflict in the Middle East and traveled to Africa, Pakistan and India with Secretary of State Colin Powell. Her coverage at the State Department after the attacks of Sept. 11 was recognized, along with that of other ABC News recipients, with a Peabody Award as well as an Emmy Award.
From 1993 to 1998, Martha Raddatz was the Pentagon correspondent for National Public Radio (NPR), where she reported on foreign policy, defense and intelligence issues. During her tenure at NPR, she made numerous trips to Eastern Europe to cover the war in Bosnia.
Raddatz is the author of The Long Road Home -- a Story of War and Family. The highly acclaimed book was released in March 2007, making both the New York Times and Washington Post bestseller lists. The Washington Post described the book as "a masterpiece of literary nonfiction that rivals any war-related classic that has preceded it."
Raddatz is a frequent guest on PBS's Washington Week and Charlie Rose.