WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2010 -- With a review of President Obama's Afghanistan war strategy about to get underway, is the U.S. on track to meet the July 2011 goal for a drawdown of troops? The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen, comes to "This Week with Christiane Amanpour" for an in depth interview.
President Hamid Karzai calls for an end to night raids by U.S. Special Forces and sparks a debate about military tactics and whether he is a reliable partner. And as NATO meets in Lisbon this weekend to discuss a transition plan for 2014, will Afghan security forces be ready to take control? Is the formation of a government in Iraq a sign of stability, and will it last? And how will the stalled START treaty impact national security? These are some of the big questions for America's top military man, Adm. Mullen, Sunday on "This Week."
Then, a cholera outbreak kills hundreds in Haiti and puts thousands of people at risk. With 1.5 million Haitians still living in tents, "This Week" has a report from the cholera hot zone on the frantic medical effort to contain the outbreak.
Plus, we'll discuss General Motors' historic IPO returning billions of taxpayer dollars to the treasury. On our roundtable, George Will, Democratic strategist Donna Brazile, Ed Luce of the Financial Times and former Labor Secretary and author of "Aftershock," Robert Reich will debate the merits of the government's massive intervention.
Other topics in the news: As Washington begins to focus on deficits and debt, can a divided government overcome gridlock? And with books, television and social media, Sarah Palin Inc. is connecting with millions of Americans, but can Palin turn her popularity into a viable candidacy?
That, plus all the week's politics, Sunday on "This Week with Christiane Amanpour."
You won't want to miss it.