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Afghanistan Reconstruction: Enduring Challenges for the New Administration and Congress

January 11, 2017 • 10:00 – 11:30 am EST

Leadership of America's longest war will soon be handed over to its third presidential administration and a new Congress. After 15 years and $115 billion spent on reconstruction, the Taliban has not been defeated, ISIS and al-Qaeda are ever-present threats, corruption is endemic, and the Afghan government is in a perilous state.

In advance of President-elect Trump's inauguration and the beginning of a new Congress, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko will unveil SIGAR's high-risk list, calling attention to the greatest threats facing U.S. reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan. This discussion will explore the complex policy issues and oversight challenges confronting the new administration and Congress as they pursue a successful outcome in Afghanistan.

Anthony H. Cordesman

Anthony H. Cordesman

Former Emeritus Chair in Strategy

John F. Sopko

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)