A Conversation with General William B. Caldwell IV
As the United States prepares to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, please join General Caldwell for a conversation on U.S. and NATO investment in the Afghan National Security Forces as well as the importance and challenges of the upcoming transition.
Watch experts shed light on such topics as what broad changes in NATO strategy are needed in Afghanistan, how NATO and U.S. forces can achieve unity of concept as well as unity of command, what can be done to better integrate the humanitarian, counterinsurgency, and counterterrorism missions, and others as part of the Council on Foreign Relations "NATO at 60" Symposium.
Listen to Zbigniew Brzezinski offer insight into his recent Foreign Affairs article “An Agenda for NATO,” which examines NATO’s history and next course of action, as well as his thoughts on the broader challenges confronting U.S. foreign policy.
Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell, head of NATO training efforts in Afghanistan, says 9 out of 10 Afghan security recruits are illiterate, and emphasizes the education role that has become a major component of NATO training. Caldwell expects NATO and U.S. forces to remain in Afghanistan well after 2014, when Afghan forces are planned to take on security leadership in the country.