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    Women's Rights in Afghanistan

    Rula Ghani, the first lady of Afghanistan, spoke about the role of women in her home country, and the need to support and encourage them. She described her life growing up as a…

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    Developments in Afghanistan

    Afghanistan Operations Commander General John Campbell testified on developments in Afghanistan. He told committee members that he had provided the Obama administration with options…

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    National Security Strategy

    Two former undersecretaries of Defense for policy, Eric Edelman and Michele Flournoy, testified on national security threats facing the U.S. They answered questions on Iran’s nuclear…

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    After Words with Toby Harnden

    Toby Harnden talked about his book Dead Men Risen: An Epic Story of War and Heroism in Afghanistan, in which he recounts a British battalion’s efforts to prevent the Taliban from…

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    Defense Department Daily Briefing

    Rear Admiral John Kirby briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of issues, including a shooting incident that killed three American contractors at a military base in…

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    Book Discussion on Warrior Diplomat

    Michael Waltz talked about his book, Warrior Diplomat: A Green Beret’s Battles from Washington to Afghanistan, about his experiences fighting the war on terror in Afghanistan and in…

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    Security Transition in Afghanistan

    Marine Brigadier General Daniel Yoo talked about his experiences while serving served as the commanding general of the Marine Expeditionary Brigade in Afghanistan. General Yoo led…

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    U.S.-Funded Reconstruction in Afghanistan

    John Sopko talked about the most recent special inspector general’s report on overseeing U.S.-funded reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan and on counternarcotics efforts in that…

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    Book Discussion No Good Men Among the Living and Worth Fighting For

    Anand Gopal, author of No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes, and Rory Fanning, author of Worth Fighting For: An Army Ranger’s Journey…

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    Book Discussion on The Underground Girls of Kabul and Without You, There Is No Us

    Jenny Nordberg, author of The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan, and Suki Kim, author of Without You, There Is No Us: My Time with the Sons of…

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    U.S. Forces in Afghanistan

    Major General Todd Semonite talked from Kabul, Afghanistan, about the role of U.S. troops in the country and the ability of Afghan forces to combat the Taliban. responded to telephone…

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    Book Discussion on Knife Fights

    Lieutenant Colonel John Nagl (Retired) talked about his book, Knife Fights: A Memoir of Modern War in Theory and Practice, in which he discusses the development and effectiveness of the…

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    Book Discussion on After We Kill You, We Will Welcome You Back as Honored Guests

    Ted Rall talked about his book, After We Kill You, We Will Welcome You Back as Honored Guests: Unembedded in Afghanistan, about his two trips to Afghanistan as an unembedded journalist,…

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    Operations in Afghanistan

    Lieutenant General Joseph Anderson, commander of the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command, provided an operational update on Afghanistan to reporters at the Pentagon by…

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    Book Discussion on Mountain to Mountain

    Shannon Galpin talked about her book, Mountain to Mountain: A Journey of Adventure and Activism for the Women of Afghanistan. She spoke in the C-SPAN 2/BookTV tent at the 2014 Texas Book…

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    U.S.-Afghanistan Relations

    Senate Armed Services Chair Carl Levin (D-MI) spoke about U.S.-Afghanistan relations. Afterward he answered questions from moderator Stephen Hadley and members of the…

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    Afghanistan Operations

    General John Campbell briefed reporters by satellite from Kabul on U.S. operations in Afghanistan. He announced the NATO had 40,000 troop on the ground, and that the drawdown plan was…

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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Jen Psaki briefed reporters and responded to questions on topics including Secretary Kerry’s travels in the Middle East to encourage support in the region for combating ISIL*, the…

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    Afghanistan Outlook

    Matthew Rosenberg talked about the outlook for Afghanistan’s political and national security future. He also discussed his concerns about the corruption in Afghanistan, the…

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    Book Discussion on Valor

    Mark Lee Greenblatt talked about his book, Valor: Unsung Heroes from Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front, in which he tells stories of soldiers who demonstrated extraordinary courage…

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