Speaking about Afghanistan and Pakistan at the Army War College
On September 9th, I delivered a speech on Afghanistan and Pakistan at the Army War College. I was honored to address the student body in Carlisle which was made up of senior military officers from all services of the armed services, as well as from allied militaries in more than 50 countries.
Next month, we will enter the ninth year of our engagement in Afghanistan. In the speech, I outlined three main areas where we need to see progress in the near future: the fight against corruption at all levels in the country; the training of Afghan National Army and Police and the importance of the international development efforts, particularly in the field of agriculture. Each one of these elements are critical to our success in Afghanistan.