JINSA Webinar:

The End of Afghanistan

The total collapse of Afghanistan’s U.S.-backed government and armed forces has been nothing short of stunning as U.S. personnel flee the country and the U.S. Embassy is shuttered. The abrupt abandonment of a longstanding partner, and the ensuing Taliban takeover, recalls painful memories of past U.S. foreign policy catastrophes. It also raises difficult questions about the future, not only for Afghanistan and the broader Middle East, but also for America’s credibility and security guarantees globally.

Please join Amb Eric Edelman, Gen (ret.) Charles Wald and LtGen (ret.) John Toolan to assess the consequences of the Afghanistan withdrawal and how
American policymakers can address the negative fallout for U.S. national security interests.

This webinar will be moderated by JINSA Senior Fellow John Hannah.

Wednesday, August 18 – 3:00pm EDT


This webinar is open exclusively to current JINSA National Leaders,
program participants, and the press.

RSVPs must be received via the button
to the left at least 30 minutes prior to the start time.

Once your registration is confirmed, you will
receive the dial-in details to join by phone.

Ambassador Eric Edelman

Amb. Eric Edelman is former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey and former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. He was named Counselor at JINSA’s Gemunder Center for Defense & Strategy and is the Co-Chair of its Iran Policy Project and Eastern Mediterranean Policy Project.

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General Charles Wald, USAF (ret.)

General Charles Wald, USAF (ret.), former Deputy Commander of United States European Command (EUCOM), is a Distinguished Fellow at JINSA and a co-chair of JINSA’s Iran Policy Project and Eastern Med. Policy Project.

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LtGen John Toolan, USMC (ret.)

In March 2011, LtGen Toolan deployed on Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, as the Commanding General, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) to Helmand Province, Afghanistan in the role of Commander, Regional Command (South West) A NATO JOINT command.

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John Hannah

John Hannah is a Senior Fellow at JINSA’s Gemunder Center for Defense and Strategy. Hannah served in senior foreign policy positions for both Democratic and Republican administrations, including as National Security Advisor to U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney.

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