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Wednesday, November, 10, 2010

Afghanistan is a Lost Cause

NYU

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2010
AFGHANISTAN IS A LOST CAUSE
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2010

Reception:5:45 – 6:30PM
Debate:6:45 – 8:30PM
NYU Skirball Center
566 LaGuardia Place
at Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
Tickets:$40

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About This Debate

Has the surge in Afghanistan failed, and is it time for the U.S. to admit defeat and start pulling our troops out?
Nine years in, what have we accomplished in Afghanistan? Upon taking office in 2009, President Obama ordered an additional 17,000 troops in February and another 30,000 at year’s end in the hopes of staunching a rapidly deteriorating situation. Has the surge failed, or does it need time to take its course? Critics of the war are advocating everything from withdrawing our troops and concentrating on covert forces, to saving the north and abandoning the south to the Taliban. Only one thing is certain—there are no good options, but can the U.S. afford to abandon Afghanistan?
The Panel

For The Motion

Matthew Hoh
Nir Rosen
Against The Motion

Peter Bergen
Max Boot
Moderator

John Donvan is a correspondent for ABC News Nightline. He has served as ABC White House Correspondent, along with postings in Moscow, London, Jerusalem and Amman.

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