KATHLEEN TROIA 'K.T.' McFARLAND: What's the U.S. Mission In Afghanistan?

By Kathleen Troia "K.T." McFarlandFormer Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense

I've just spent ten days in Afghanistan -- meeting with American and NATO military leaders and Afghan officials.

As much as I hate to say this -- I really can't see a scenario where this ends well. First, it's not clear what our mission is: Defeat and destroy Al Qaeda? Create democracy? Promote social and economic development? They're all noble goals, but they require different means and resources. [foxvideo 5067223]