The Costs, Consequences and a Way Out
Date of Lecture: November 9, 2011
About the Speakers: Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1996. He has been a leading critic of U.S. military policy in Afghanistan, coordinating bi-partisan initiatives focused on the human and financial costs of the war, proposals for safely withdrawing U.S. forces from the country, and promoting a political solution for Afghanistan and the region. Matthew Hoh, a former Foreign Service officer and former Marine Corps captain, was the first U.S. official known to resign his post in protest over the Afghan war. Today, he is a senior fellow with the Center for International Policy.
About the Talk: McGovern and Hoh discuss the current situation and future outlook for the war in Afghanistan, the longest war in American history.
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