Afghanistan: Security and State-Building

Ambassador Taylor gave the keynote address, followed by the first panel. Ambassador Taylor warned that Afghanistan is only a potential… read more

Ambassador Taylor gave the keynote address, followed by the first panel. Ambassador Taylor warned that Afghanistan is only a potential success story. The coalition is engaged in three major efforts: demilitarization, eradication of poppies, and preparing for elections in September. The elections are of the first priority. The Taliban is working to make the elections fail. The training of the military and police is part of providing election security but they must be supported by the coalition. He also reported on the new election law. After his remarks he had time to answer a few questions submitted by members of the audience. The panel titled “Security, State-Building and Economy” was moderated by Dr. Weinbaum. The panelists addressed questions including whether the U.S. has achieved its stated objectives in Afghanistan, how much “mission creep” may now be present, what is the exit strategy, how many promises has the U.S. fulfilled to date and how many will the U.S. fulfill before it leaves. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience. close

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181996-1
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 25, 2004
Last Aired:
May 26, 2004

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  • May 25, 2004 | 12:55pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 25, 2004 | 8:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 25, 2004 | 11:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 26, 2004 | 2:59am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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