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Council on Foreign Relations Press Conference: Release Of CFR Report on U.S. Strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan

Speakers: Richard L. Armitage and Daniel S. Markey

A press conference discussing a new CFR report assessing U.S. objectives, strategy, and policy options in Pakistan and Afghanistan; recommendations include a long-term partnership with Pakistan, calls for a new approach to Afghan political reform, reconciliation, and regional diploma; and changing strategy absent progress.

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Interview

Long Road Ahead for Afghan Security Forces

Jack Kem interviewed by Greg Bruno

The transition of security responsibilities to Afghan forces within four years will require a significant increase in international training efforts, but NATO's Jack Kem says coalition forces are making progress in overhauling security institutions.

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Must Read

FP: Drone Wars

Author: C. Christine Fair

C. Christine Fair, assistant professor in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, offers a look at the true and false behind arguments against the United States' use of drone airstrikes.

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