Video On Demand

Budgets and Bullets: Taking Stock of Afghanistan’s Security Forces

May 13, 2015 • 10:00 – 11:30 am EDT

With a $62 billion investment in the development of Afghanistan's security institutions, and billions more expected to be appropriated every year for the foreseeable future, Special Inspector General Sopko will discuss the current capabilities of the Afghan National Security Forces and their prospects for long-term sustainability. His discussion will focus on SIGAR observations and audit work that call into question certain long-standing assumptions about Afghan forces, including whether current ANSF personnel numbers are accurate. 

Guest Speaker:

Roll-out of the new Quarterly Report to Congress on the Status of the U.S. Reconstruction Effort in Afghanistan

John Sopko
Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction


Anthony Cordesman
Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy


Anthony H. Cordesman

Anthony H. Cordesman

Former Emeritus Chair in Strategy