April 19, 2011

U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan

By John A. Nagl

Rudy DeLeon moderated a discussion on U.S. military efforts in Afghanistan. Among the topics they addressed were the duration of U.S. military operations in Afghanistan, the role of Pakistan in regional security, costs of operations, and efforts to improve civil government. Participants responded to questions from the audience.

Watch the video at C-SPAN.

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