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ADVISORY: Sen. Gillibrand at CAP on Afghanistan: American Engagement Post Osama bin Laden
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ADVISORY: Sen. Gillibrand at CAP on Afghanistan: American Engagement Post Osama bin Laden

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  • Christina DiPasquale

Reassessing America’s Engagement in Afghanistan in the Wake of Osama bin Laden’s Death

May 24, 2011, 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

About this event

Please join the Center for American Progress for a keynote speech by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) on the need for a clear plan for withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan.

In January, Sen. Gillibrand introduced legislation with three of her senator colleagues to implement the withdrawal of American combat forces from Afghanistan on July 1 of this year. Sen. Gillibrand will address America’s current interests in addressing the metastasized Al Qaeda network and the death of its leader, and securing the Afghan state itself.

A panel discussion will follow to debate the best balance of resources and priorities to advance our interests in Afghanistan, the prospect of a long-term strategic partnership with the Afghan government, and other issues. Please join the Center for American Progress for this latest discussion in a monthly series examining the transition and realignment of American engagement in Afghanistan.

Introduction:

Winnie Stachelberg, Senior Vice President for External Relations, Center for American Progress

Featured speaker:

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Panelists:

Stephen Biddle, Senior Fellow for Defense Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

John Deutch, Former Director of Central Intelligence; Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Richard Falkenrath, Principal, Chertoff Group

Rachel Reid, Senior Regional Advisor, Open Society Institute

Moderator:

Caroline Wadhams, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

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