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Asia Foundation Trustee and Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry Lectures on Future of U.S. Military

May 16, 2012

In the lead up to the NATO Summit in Chicago where leaders are expected to discuss the transition in Afghanistan, The Asia Foundation’s new trustee and former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, Karl Eikenberry, delivered a lecture at Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University on the broader future of U.S. Military, challenges as the war in Afghanistan winds down, the need for greater accountability, and more. Eikenberry was ambassador to Afghanistan from 2009-2011 where he led the civilian surge directed by President Obama to set the conditions for transition to full Afghan sovereignty.  Watch video.


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