After bin Laden: The United States, Afghanistan, and Pakistan

U.S Army Capt. and malik of the town of Bajawri shake hands outside a village mosque in Afghanistan's Parwan province, photo courtesy of U.S. DoD

Date:

June 16, 2011

Time:

6:00 p.m. – Registration
6:30 p.m. – Program

Location:

RAND Corporation
1776 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA

 

Program

What is the al Qa'ida threat to the United States from Afghanistan and Pakistan in the wake of Osama bin Laden's death? What are implications for the war in Afghanistan? Seth Jones recently returned from Afghanistan as the representative for the commander, United States Special Operations Command, to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations. In 2009, he served in Afghanistan as advisor and plans officer for the commanding general, U.S. Special Operations Forces. Jones will share his insights and analysis about what's next for the region and the U.S. relationship with these countries.

Featured Speaker

Seth Jones, a senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation, is widely recognized as a leading expert on Afghanistan, Pakistan, and al Qa'ida. He specializes in stability operations, counterinsurgency, and counterterrorism and has worked abroad in conflict zones over the last several years. His recent research and analysis has focused on U.S. operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Jones's many publications include Counterinsurgency in Pakistan (RAND, 2010); In the Graveyard of Empires: America's War in Afghanistan (W.W. Norton & Co., 2009); and How Terrorist Groups End: Lessons for Countering al Qa'ida (RAND, 2008). Jones has recently been featured on Good Morning America, ABC World News Tonight, Fox News, CNN, and PBS, and has testified before Congress.

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