Foreign Affairs LIVE featuring Zbigniew Brzezinski
Please join Zbigniew Brzezinski for the first Washington installment of the Foreign Affairs LIVE series. The series brings together authors, Council members, and friends of the magazine, for timely, in-depth discussions on significant global issues. At this meeting, Dr. Brzezinski will 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.
To view “An Agenda for NATO,” by Zbigniew Brzezinski, please click on the following link: http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/65240/zbigniew-brzezinski/an-agenda-for-nato
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.
As the United States prepares to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, General Caldwell discusses the U.S. and NATO investment in the Afghan National Security Forces, as well as the importance and challenges of the upcoming transition.
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.