As we mark one year since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, experts look back at the implications of the U.S. withdrawal and, more broadly, at the 20 years of the American war and presence in Afghanistan, and the takeaways that can be gleaned. What are the lessons learned from the U.S. perspective and how will the decades of conflict impact future U.S. policy towards Afghanistan?
On September 12, the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings hosted an event to discuss these questions and examine this important anniversary and its implications for American policy.
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PanelistWesley Morgan Journalist, Author of “The Hardest Place: The American Military Adrift in Afghanistan’s Pech Valley”Vanda Felbab-Brown Director - Initiative on Nonstate Armed Actors, Co-Director - Africa Security Initiative, Senior Fellow - Foreign Policy, Strobe Talbott Center for Security, Strategy, and Technology