Afghanistan Project


James Fussell

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

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.

VIDEO- Afghanistan in 2011 & Beyond: Counterinsurgency, Transition and Drawdown

Previously Recorded

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.