NATO http://nhpr.org en America Abroad: The Future of Nato http://nhpr.org/post/america-abroad-future-nato <p>Airs May 28 at Noon - Word of Mouth takes a break for Memorial Day.</p> Fri, 25 May 2012 17:19:26 +0000 NHPR Staff 5328 at http://nhpr.org America Abroad: The Future of Nato Afghans Hedge Bets Amid Mixed Messages From U.S. http://nhpr.org/post/afghans-hedge-bets-amid-mixed-messages-us After a long hiatus, the Afghan and U.S. governments this week reopened talks on a strategic partnership that will determine how many American troops stay in Afghanistan past the end of the NATO mission in 2014.<p>The resumption of talks comes amid a flurry of contradictory statements from U.S. officials and NATO members about the shape of the foreign mission in Afghanistan. When President Obama first arrived at the White House, he said troops would begin pulling out in the summer of 2011. Then a NATO meeting pushed the end of the mission to 2014. Wed, 08 Feb 2012 05:01:00 +0000 Quil Lawrence 1759 at http://nhpr.org Afghans Hedge Bets Amid Mixed Messages From U.S.