Afghanistan in 2011 and Beyond-Counterinsurgency, Transition and Drawdown

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Event Date: 
June 30, 2011
The Newseum- Knight Studio

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the wake of President Obama’s decision on troop withdrawal levels from Afghanistan, Congress, the policy community and the general public are debating the cost and level of commitment required to sustain the war effort.

And the debate is far from over. 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.

Please join the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) as we host Senator John McCain, Senator Joseph Lieberman and General Jack Keane (U.S. Army, Ret.), “Afghanistan in 2011 and Beyond: Counterinsurgency, Transition and Drawdown” on June 30, 2011.


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Senator John McCain
Former Naval aviator and ranking Republican member of the Senate Armed Services Committee

Senator Joseph Lieberman
Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Defense and Government Affairs

General Jack Keane (U.S. Army, Ret.)
Four-star Army General with 37 years of service and Chairman of the Board of Directors for ISW

Moderated by:
Michael O’Hanlon PhD
Director of Research in Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institute

WHAT: ISW Event - “Afghanistan in 2011 and Beyond: Counterinsurgency, Transition and Drawdown” with Sen. McCain, Sen. Lieberman, and GEN Keane

WHEN: Thursday, June 30, 2011 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

WHERE: The Newseum- Knight Studio
555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
6th Street Freedom Forum Entrance
Washington D.C., 20001

RSVP: Online or contact Maggie Rackl at 202-293-5550 x205


Media: Please arrive and complete set-up by 1:45 p.m.

For media inquiries or to arrange an interview, please contact Stephanie Robson at or at (202) 293-5550 x210.