Admiral James Stavridis


Measuring Afghanistan

November 15, 2017


American engagement in Afghanistan has been fraught and complex since it began in 2001. When I served as Supreme Allied Commander at NATO from 2009-2013, we had 150,000 NATO troops on the ground. Since then, the U.S. has continued to maintain a much smaller military presence, and has invested substantially in development efforts to expand health an… Read more