On November 30, 2012, the Institute for the Study of War welcomed Major General (Promotable) James Huggins and Lieutenant Colonel (Promotable) J.B. Vowell to The Army and Navy Club to discuss the effects of the surge in Afghanistan and the challenges that remain.
Will the United States continue to conduct counterterrorism operations in South Asia? That question is central to any discussion about U.S. troop presence and mission in Afghanistan.
The spike in green-on-blue attacks in Afghanistan is a development that has the potential to endanger ISAF's mission to train and prepare Afghan security forces for the challenges of stabilizing the country. It is important to establish the scope of the green-on-blue threat as well as the context in which the attacks occur.