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Press Advisory

ADVISORY: A New Way Forward in Afghanistan

Friday, April 3, 2009 – 11:00am to 12:00pm

WASHINGTON, DC—On April 3, the Center for American Progress will host an event to discuss the implications of the Obama administration’s strategy for Afghanistan and the region announced on March 27.

The event will also serve as the release of the Center’s Afghanistan strategy, “Sustainable Security in Afghanistan: Crafting an Effective and Responsible Strategy for the Forgotten Front.” The report is the product of the Center’s review of U.S interests, goals, and strategy in Afghanistan and the region. Bearing in mind the vital U.S interests in the country and South Asia, the report concludes that the United States must attempt to build a national representative government that is able to govern, defend, and sustain itself.

The report argues that reaching the ultimate objective of a resilient Afghan state will require a comprehensive and long-term approach that uses all elements of U.S national power. In creating an effective strategy in Afghanistan and the region to achieve this ultimate goal, the Obama administration must distinguish between short-term, intermediate, and long-term goals.

Featured Panelists:

Minister Ali Jalali, Former Afghan Interior Minister; Distinguished Professor, National Defense University

Dr. Frederick W. Kagan, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

Discussion Moderated by:

Lawrence Korb, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

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