Sunday on This Week, Sen. John McCain in Afghanistan joins anchor Jake Tapper for an exclusive Independence Day interview.
June was the deadliest month for coalition forces since the beginning of the war in Afghanistan. As General Petraeus replaces a "runaway general," can he bring an end to the longest war in U.S. history? Is the war winnable and what is the cost of victory? Is the Karzai government a reliable partner and what more should be done in neighboring Pakistan to shut down al Qaeda and the Taliban? And after being his party's candidate for President in 2008, McCain is fighting for his political life in a heated Republican primary contest for his Senate seat. Can he fend off his conservative challengers?
Then, our powerhouse roundtable with Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times Columnist Paul Krugman, Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and former Iraq Coalition Provisional Authority Spokesman Dan Senor, Bloomberg's Al Hunt, Univision's Jorge Ramos and Cynthia Tucker of the Atlanta Journal Constitution debate the Obama administration's conduct of the Afghanistan war. And, with continued trouble in the housing sector, tepid job growth and a growing environmental catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico, is the nation at risk for a double-dip recession? Plus, a look at the Kagan confirmation hearings, the final push on Wall Street reform, remembering Senator Byrd and all the week's politics.
You won't want to miss it.