Afghanistan: How Should the Biden Administration Manage the Graveyard of Empires?
Some twenty years after arriving in Afghanistan, the United States faces difficult choices.
Some twenty years after arriving in Afghanistan, the United States faces difficult choices. Should Washington proceed with a military withdrawal, as it pledged to do by May 1 in an accord struck with Afghanistan’s opposition leaders last year? How can the United States ensure that a withdrawal would not prompt Afghanistan once again to become a base for terrorism or plunge the wider region into conflict? Panelists Milt Bearden, Cheryl Benard, and Paul Pillar take on these questions and more in a panel moderated by George Beebe.