Mar 26

Past Event

The U.S. Mission in Afghanistan

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Highlights

  • Pivotal Year in Afghanistan

    General John Allen, Cmdr, International Security Assistance Force, Afghanistan: This will be a pivotal year for U.S. involvement in Afghanistan.

  • Increase in Insurgent Activity

    General John Allen, Cmdr, International Security Assistance Force Afghanistan: As we begin the drawdown, it’s likely that there will be an increase in insurgent activity and attacks but we’re poised and ready to deal with these attacks.

  • Security of Afghani People is Paramount

    General John Allen, Cmdr, International Security Assistance Force, Afghanistan: The security and safety of the Afghani people is paramount, and there is a growing sense among the people that both ANS, the Afghan army and the police can provide that.

  • U.S.-Pakistan Cooperation

    General John Allen, Cmdr, International Security Assistance Force, Afghanistan: Cooperation betweeen the U.S. and Pakistan is critical for success in Afghanistan, and we need to seize every opportunity to increase it.

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Summary

On March 26, Foreign Policy at Brookings hosted General John Allen, commander of the International Security Assistance Force, for a discussion of the U.S. and NATO mission in Afghanistan.

Prior to his current assignment, General Allen served as deputy commander of the U.S. Central Command from June 2008 to July 2011. Senior Fellow Peter Singer, director of the 21st Century Defense Initiative at Brookings, provided introductory remarks. Brookings Senior Fellow Michael O'Hanlon, director of research for Foreign Policy, discussed the U.S. and allied mission with General Allen and moderated the discussion, including some questions from the audience.

Event Agenda

Details

March 26, 2012

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM EDT

The Brookings Institution

Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW

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