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    Future of U.S.-Afghanistan Relations

    Panelists talked about Afghanistan’s relationship with the U.S. USAID official Alex Thier spoke about the progress in Afghan civil society. In addition, other topics included the Afghan National…

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    Afghanistan War Transition

    Panelists talked about about the complexities of development objectives in Afghanistan. Ron Neumann in his remarks said that the U.S. is hurting its own cause by not projecting “an image of…

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    Future of Afghanistan After U.S. Troop Withdrawal

    J. Alexander Thier spoke about U.S. policy in Afghanistan, troop withdrawals, and the future of Afghanistan following U.S. withdrawal. He said that education and health care rates had…

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    Afghanistan Reconstruction Contracts, Government Panel

    Defense Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) officials that oversee reconstruction and reconstruction contracts in Afghanistan testified on the amount of money…

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    Afghan Construction Projects, Federal Officials

    The Commission on Wartime Contracting held a hearing to examine the spending of U.S. tax dollars an Afghanistan, as well as the quality of contract supervision. Military commanders and…

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    Obama Administration Strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan

    The Center for American Progress hosted a forum on Afghanistan and Pakistan. Retired General James Jones, national security adviser for the Obama administration, called on Pakistan to fight with more urgency…

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    Security of Afghanistan

    Panelists talked about security operations in Afghanistan. Among the topics they addressed were the recent rise in violence prior to a presidential election, the implication of different…

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    Insurgents and Afghanistan-Pakistan Border

    Steve Coll and Ahmed Rashid talked about the history of the border area between Afghanistan and Pakistan, the insurgency, Muslim issues, the role of the Taliban and al-Qaeda, political…

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    Legislative Benchmarks on Iraq

    The guest talked about the legislative benchmarks set by the U.S. Congress for the Iraq government. Of the eight legislative benchmarks, the White House finds two benchmarks unmet, while…

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