Transformation: Afghanistan Beyond 2014, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs of the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, April 30, 2014   [open pdf - 284KB]

This is from the April 30, 2014 hearing, "A Transformation: Afghanistan Beyond 2014" before the Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. From the testimony of Jarrett Blanc: "Sustaining progress in Afghanistan after 2014through the Transformation Decade depends on the continued growth of Afghanistan's governance and security institutions and continued support by the international community for a sovereign, stable, unified and democratic Afghanistan. This partnership must be based on the principles of mutual respect and mutual accountability and should recognize the increasing responsibility of the sovereign Afghan state and a calibrated reduction of financial and other assistance from the international community. Stability requires Afghan progress on security and political goals which must be matched by effective governance, the advancement of rule of law, human rights, and economic reform. Our assistance programs through this period of transition will remain focused on building the capacity of Afghan institutions to sustain the gains of the last decade, including continued support for Afghan women." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Jarrett Blanc, Fatema Z. Sumar, Kathleen Campbell, John Allen, and Parnian Nazary.

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S. Hrg. 113-476; Senate Hearing 113-476
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