ADVISORY: Reps. Jones and McGovern on the Future of American Involvement in Afghanistan

June 23, 2011, 11:30am – 12:30pm

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About This Event

As the Obama administration decides how many troops to withdraw as part of its transition to Afghan lead, a debate is raging among policymakers and the broader American public about desired outcomes and strategy in Afghanistan. In his West Point speech in December 2009, President Barack Obama committed to begin the withdrawal of U.S. troops and the handover of security to Afghans this summer; the recent killing of Osama bin Laden has only intensified the discussion about the scope of the U.S. mission in Afghanistan and the means by which it will transition in the coming years.

Please join the Center for American Progress for a discussion with Reps. Walter B. Jones (R-NC) and Jim McGovern (D-MA), who are steering Congress in a new direction on U.S. policy toward Afghanistan. They will discuss their recent legislative efforts to press for more clarity on the transition planning process, the politics in Congress and beyond around Afghanistan, and U.S. policy towards Afghanistan more broadly. This will be the fourth panel in a Center for American Progress series: Transition and Realignment in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Featured speakers:

Rep. Walter B. Jones, R-NC

Rep. Jim McGovern, D-MA


Rudy deLeon, Senior Vice President for National Security, Center for American Progress


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