Afghanistan: What Is the Outlook for Afghanistan in the 18th Year of War There?
What does the future hold for the longest military engagement in our nation’s history? What will be the repercussions of this week's failed negotiations and attacks? On this 18th anniversary of 9/11, our panel looks back at the origins of the war, why it has slogged on for so long, and what may be next for Afghanistan, the U.S., and the world.
- Barbara Elias Klenner, Assistant Professor of Government at Bowdoin College; former director of the Afghanistan/Pakistan/Taliban project at the National Security Archive at George Washington University
- Larry Pope, former Ambassador to Chad and Charge d’Affaires in Tripoli, Libya; he continues to consult with various institutions and is a respected Arabist.
- James Kitfield, Senior fellow, Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress; contributing writer, Atlantic Media; author of “Twilight Warriors: The Soldiers, Spies and Special Agents Who Are Revolutionizing the American Way of War”
- Aaron David Miller, Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, focusing on U.S. foreign policy. He has written five books, including his most recent The End of Greatness: Why America Can't Have (and Doesn't Want) Another Great President. Between 1978 and 2003, Miller served at the State Department as an historian, analyst, negotiator, and advisor to Republican and Democratic Secretaries of State, where he helped formulate U.S. policy on the Middle East. He is also a contributor at USA Today.
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