Eight years after the initial invasion of Afghanistan by U.S. forces, the Obama administration is still grappling with questions regarding America’s strategic interests in Afghanistan and the best strategy for addressing the threat of terrorism and regional instability in South Asia. In recent weeks, the leaking of a resource-intensive counterinsurgency strategy review produced by General Stanley McChrystal, Commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, has prompted a reassessment of core assumptions about Afghanistan and sparked an intense debate about the future of Afghanistan policy — both in the White House and across the country. The prospect of a runoff in the country’s disputed presidential election has further complicated policymakers’ options.
Please join the Center for American Progress and the New America Foundation for the first in a series of discussions with experts on these and other issues related to Afghanistan, Pakistan and the future of U.S. policy in the region.
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