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Violence in Afghanistan continues to escalate, with July being the deadliest month for U.S. troops since the U.S. invasion in 2001. General Stanley McChrystal formally assumed command of NATO-ISAF in early June 2009 and has begun to change the emphasis and direction of military operations in Afghanistan. He is currently conducting a 60-day strategic review of operations in Afghanistan.
Please join the Center for American Progress and Sarah Chayes for a conversation on General McChrystal’s strategic shift and the challenges in Afghanistan, including the renewed emphasis on a population-focused campaign, civilian capacity-building, and the expansion of the Afghan National Army. Ms. Chayes will also share her on-the-ground insights into military operations in Helmand and challenges in the NATO alliance.
Rudy deLeon, Senior VP for National Security and International Policy, Center for American Progress
Sarah Chayes, Special Advisor to GEN Stanley McChrystal, Commander of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan
Caroline Wadhams, Senior National Security Policy Analyst, Center for American Progress
Reuben Brigety, Director, Sustainable Security Program, Center for American Progress