Lessons from Afghanistan Reconstruction

The Brookings Institution hosted an event to examine U.S. stabilization and reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan and identify lessons and… read more

The Brookings Institution hosted an event to examine U.S. stabilization and reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan and identify lessons and recommendations for future efforts. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) John Sopko delivered the keynote remarks, presenting the findings of his office’s latest report, followed by a panel discussion with Afghanistan reconstruction experts. The report found that government efforts to stabilize insecure and contested areas in Afghanistan mostly failed. The report also found that the U.S. spent too much money, too quickly in areas that were unprepared to absorb it and without sufficient knowledge of the local institutions, sociopolitical dynamics and government structures. close

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  • John R. Allen President Brookings Institution
  • Frances Brown Fellow Carnegie Endowment for International Peace->Democracy and Rule of Law Program
  • Vanda Felbab-Brown Senior Fellow Brookings Institution->Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence
  • John F. Sopko Special Inspector General Department of Defense->Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction
  • Joel "JB" Vowell Federal Executive Fellow (Former) Brookings Institution
  • Tamara Cofman Wittes Senior Fellow and Director Brookings Institution->Center for Middle East Policy
  • David Young Analyst Department of Defense->Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction
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Lessons from Afghanistan Reconstruction

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Program ID:
446062-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 25, 2018 | 12:53am EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Jun 11, 2018 | 11:08am EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • May 25, 2018 | 12:53am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 25, 2018 | 1:06pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 29, 2018 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 29, 2018 | 9:05am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 30, 2018 | 4:12pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 11, 2018 | 11:08am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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