Featuring The Honorable Said T. Jawad, Ambassador of Afghanistan to the United States; Akbar Ahmed, Professor of Islamic Studies at American University; Caroline Wadhams, Senior Policy Analyst at the Center for American Progress; Ted Galen Carpenter, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Moderated by Malou Innocent, Foreign Policy Analyst, Cato Institute;
Seven years after the invasion of Afghanistan, coalition troops are no closer to winning the war against the Taliban. With security getting worse and a violent insurgency raging in western Pakistan, can the “war on terror’s” central front be won? Will a heavier combat presence, endorsed by President-elect Barack Obama, provide a solution or contribute to the widening problem? Please join us for an in-depth discussion on this critical and turbulent region, and what the next administration can do to save this deteriorating mission.