Thursday, November 19, 8pm, Smith Campus Center 208
Although President Obama dubbed the Afghan conflict a “war of necessity” in his campaign, after eight years and two presidents public support for it is waning. As the authority of the Taliban increases, many in the United States are questioning if a stable, democratic government is even possible in Afghanistan. What should the role of the United States military be in Afghanistan? Is this conflict crucial to our national security, or is it merely tangential? Can the current government of Afghanistan even be considered legitimate after the recent elections that were marred by fraud and abuse?
To answer these questions, the PSU welcomes Kenneth Katzman, Middle East Specialist for the Congressional Research Service, and former CIA analyst for the region. Mr. Katzman will be speaking on Thursday, November 19th at 8pm in Smith Campus Center Room 208.