Click below to hear audio from ISW's conference call, “Taking Southern Afghanistan Back from the Taliban” held on December 17, 2010. Speakers included Afghanistan experts Jeffrey Dressler and Carl Forsberg.
Read the transcript here
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Dressler and Forsberg presented their findings regarding the outcomes of NATO military campaigns in Helmand and Kandahar provinces throughout 2010. This conference call also unveiled ISW’s new two-part series on Southern Afghanistan: Counterinsurgency in Kandahar – Evaluating the 2010 Hamkari Campaign by Carl Forsberg and Counterinsurgency in Helmand – Progress and Remaining Challenges by Jeffrey Dressler. Both scholars were invited to Afghanistan in July 2010 to conduct research for General David Petraeus following his assumption of command.