WASHINGTON, DC, September 12, 2008 — The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) held a press briefing on Thursday, September 18, 2008 with Fellows Nathaniel Fick and Vikram Singh on their recent trip to Afghanistan where they visited Kabul, Kandahar, Ghazni, Panjshir, Nangarhar, Kapisa, Parwan, and Paktika provinces. In preparation for their forthcoming report, Fick and Singh conducted an array of interviews with current and former Afghan officials, U.S. military and government officials, former Taliban, tribal leaders and members of the international community. Fick and Singh made opening remarks about their trip and put the war in Afghanistan into strategic perspective. The transcript is available.
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