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'Afghanistan in 2011 and Beyond: Counterinsurgency,Transition, and Drawdown'

2:57 PM, Jun 21, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
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Join Senator John McCain, Senator Joe Lieberman, and General Jack Keane for a discussion on President Obama's forthcoming Afghanistan decision on Thursday, June 30, in Washington, D.C. The event is being put on by the Institute for the Study of War and will be moderated by Michael O'Hanlon. Full details:

With President Obama’s decision on troop withdrawal levels from Afghanistan expected this week, Congress, the policy community, and the general public are debating the cost and level of commitment required to sustain the war effort. 

In the midst of these considerations, the Institute for the Study of War is pleased to invite you to hear from a panel of leading voices in Congress and the defense community as they discuss the military requirements remaining in Afghanistan, implications of troop withdrawal levels and timelines, a path for developing a political strategy in Afghanistan, and the progress toward and impediments to a successful transition to Afghan responsibility by 2014. 

The panel discussion will feature Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-CT), and General Jack Keane, U.S. Army (Ret.). Dr. Michael O’Hanlon, Director of Research at The Brookings Institution, will moderate.  

Please join the Institute for the Study of War for this important discussion on the U.S. role in Afghanistan, the future of the country, and what to expect this year and beyond.

Thursday, June 30, 2011 
2:00 pm–3:00 pm    
The Newseum – Knight Studio
555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
(6th Street Freedom Forum entrance)
Washington, D.C.  20001

RSVP here.

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