NYTimes – U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan could hurt CIA drone program

“WASHINGTON – The risk that President Obama may be forced to pull all American troops out of Afghanistan by the end of the year has set off concerns inside the American intelligence agencies that they could lose their air bases used for drone strikes against Al Qaeda in Pakistan and for responding to a nuclear crisis in the region.

Until now, the debate here and in Kabul about the size and duration of an American-led allied force in Afghanistan after 2014 had focused on that country’s long-term security. But these new concerns also reflect how troop levels in Afghanistan directly affect long-term American security interests in neighboring Pakistan, according to administration, military and intelligence officials.”

Metis VP in Foreign Policy Magazine

Read Metis VP Michael Waltz’s “Don’t Hold Back on Pakistan” in Foreign Policy Magazine.

Metis CEO and VP in BBC Documentary

Watch Metis CEO Mary Beth Long and Metis VP Michael Waltz provide expert commentary on the BBC Documentary “Secret Pakistan.”

Book Review by Metis VP Michael Waltz featured in Foreign Policy

Read Metis VP Michael Waltz’s Book Review of New York Times reporters Eric Schmidt and Thom Shanker’s “Counterstrike: the Untold Story of America’s War on Al-Qaeda” in Foreign Policy Magazine.