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America’s Longest War: A Discussion on Afghanistan with Sam Hussain
Thursday, September 09, 2021, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM EDT
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Yale Club of DC Event


America’s Longest War:
A Discussion on Afghanistan with Sam Hussain


Thursday, September 9, 2021


This meeting will be conducted on Zoom.  Instructions will be provided upon registration

As America withdraws its military operations from Afghanistan twenty years after 9/11, Yale Club of Washington DC will host a discussion on the war on terror’s impact on US foreign and defense policy.

“What ifs” haunt America’s twenty-year military involvement in Afghanistan. What if Osama bin Laden had been captured sooner? What if the Iraq war had not drawn attention and resources? What if we included the United Nations in the rebuilding effort?

The return of Afghanistan to Taliban control presents an opportunity to examine the legacy of America's longest war.

How might this conflict’s miscalculations, setbacks, and successes influence US foreign policy and military strategy in a new era of geostrategic competition? 

The Yale Club of Washington, D.C. will host Sam Hussain to discuss a variety of issues including the current situation in Afghanistan, the role of regional governments, and will Afghanistan become a safe haven for non-state actors?

About the Speaker

Sam Hussain is a former intelligence operations officer and served as Special Advisor to senior leadership at the Department of Defense, and US Intelligence Community on matters of human intelligence and counter-terrorism. He has served in Afghanistan, the Middle East and Africa, continuously advising on matters of national security. Sam is a graduate of Yale University, where his capstone thesis investigated the illicit global financial transactions/trail of terror organizations. Sam also studied at the University of Cambridge, American University and has an MBA from Georgetown University.

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