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April 15th, 2012
01:08 PM ET

Amb. Ryan Crocker: U.S. embassy in Kabul on lockdown

Amb. Crocker: "The Afghan national security forces pretty much have the situation under control in Kabul now. Still some reports of a couple of terrorists out there, but I think this one is clearly winding down."

U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker talks to CNN from the Kabul Embassy after it's forced to lock down due to Taliban violence.

Amb. Crocker: "Attacks like this demonstrate why we need to be here. ... It also shows there's a very dangerous enemy out there with capabilities and with safe havens in Pakistan. To get out before the Afghans have a full grip on security, which is a couple of years out, would be to invite the Taliban, Haqqani, and al Qaeda back in and set the stage for another 9/11. And that, I think, is an unacceptable risk for any American."


Filed under: Afghanistan • Newsmakers • Ryan Crocker • State of the Union
February 26th, 2012
10:23 AM ET

Should the U.S. rethink its relation with Afghanistan?

U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker weighs in on the ongoing unrest in Afghanistan and talks about how the U.S. will be impacted.

Filed under: Afghanistan • Newsmakers • Ryan Crocker