S. Hrg. 107-708: Afghanistan: Building Stability, Avoiding Chaos: Hearing before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Seventh Congress, Second Session, June 26, 2002   [open pdf - 4MB]

This hearing discusses the progress of reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan, including the need to expand the international security force, and the time needed to build up an all Afghan army and police force, and the need to have a central government, have a security force that is made up of all factions, all of the major tribes represented in Afghanistan, and a police force, and that the notion would be that they would be the ultimate stabilizers of a government. From the statement of Richard Lugar: "The United States' international efforts have permitted the people of Afghanistan to begin rebuilding their economy, their government, and personal liberties, and I applaud the role that the international coalition has played in carrying out the reconstruction efforts, and the provision of humanitarian assistance. Unfortunately, despite this strong record of success, the future of Afghanistan remains uncertain. Without a strong international commitment to the reformation of a representative and effective government, our efforts could go to waste." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Richard G. Lugar, Richard L. Armitage, Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Paul Wolfowitz, Peter Tomsen, David L. Grange, and Russell D. Feingold.

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