James Fussell, a former Major in the US Army Special Forces and a Contributing Scholar at ISW. Mr. Fussell served two years in Northeastern Afghanistan as well as numerous other combat and non-combat deployments throughout the world. His awards include the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the United States Military Academy where he was awarded the NY State Society of the Cincinnati-Blanche S. Lutterloh memorial award for highest standing in Military History. Mr. Fussell co-produced the report: Kunar and Nuristan: Rethinking U.S.
Carl Forsberg, is a former Research Analyst at the Institute for the Study of War (ISW), where he focused on the security dynamics and politics of Southern Afghanistan. Mr. Forsberg is the author of two reports on Kandahar Province, The Taliban’s Campaign for Kandahar and Politics and Power in Kandahar. Mr. Forsberg has presented his findings on Kandahar in congressional testimony, at a weekly Pentagon forum attended by high-level experts and military officials, and at the U.S. Special Operations Command.
Nearly 700 Afghans took to the streets and threatened to block off roads in Kabul last week to protest a recent ruling by the Independent Election Commission.
General Dubik discusses U.S. assistance to civilian law enforcement in developing countries and lessons learned from past programs in Afghanistan & Iraq.
June 30th, 2011- The Knight Studio at The Newseum
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the wake of President Obama’s decision on troop withdrawal levels from Afghanistan, Congress, the policy community and the general public are debating the cost and level of commitment required to sustain the war effort.