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Great Decisions: Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan 7:00-8:30 pm

Monday, June 12, 2017, 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM
Carlyle Community Room
100 3rd Ave. S.

Betsy Wray
(612) 455-3329
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Major internal conflict has plagued Afghanistan for four decades. The U.S., for its part, has conducted military operations in the country nearly continuously since 9/11. Today, war with the Taliban persists, and tensions between the U.S. and Pakistan have gradually deteriorated. As his time in office drew to a close, President Obama limited further withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. The new administration has a choice: Will it maintain the status quo, completely reverse the Obama administration drawdown or withdraw completely? Does the U.S. face a no-win situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan? MCC member and speaker Bill Davnie served in the Foreign Service of the Department of State for 27 years, principally in Southeast Asia and the former Soviet Union, as well as Iraq. Bill and his wife Charlotte continue to travel internationally, and Bill writes and speaks on foreign policy issues in the Twin Cities area.


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