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U.S. Defense Strategy in South Asia, Hearing Before the Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, October 3, 2017   [open pdf - 461KB]

This is the October 3, 2017 hearing "U.S. Defense Strategy in South Asia" held before the House Committee on Armed Services. From the opening statement of William M. Thornberry: "United States officially launched Operation Enduring Freedom on October 7th, 2001, just about exactly 16 years ago. Approximately 2,400 American service members have lost their lives in the Afghanistan conflict. Another 20,000 or so have been wounded. As this administration formulates its policies, the American people and Members of Congress have some basic questions, questions such as, does American national security still warrant our military presence in Afghanistan? Do we have a strategy to succeed or one to avoid failure? How is this administration's approach different from previous approaches? And can we ever be successful in the face of Afghan corruption and Pakistan's duplicity? United States officially launched Operation Enduring Freedom on October 7th, 2001, just about exactly 16 years ago. Approximately 2,400 American service members have lost their lives in the Afghanistan conflict. Another 20,000 or so have been wounded. As this administration formulates its policies, the American people and Members of Congress have some basic questions, questions such as, does American national security still warrant our military presence in Afghanistan? Do we have a strategy to succeed or one to avoid failure? How is this administration's approach different from previous approaches? And can we ever be successful in the face of Afghan corruption and Pakistan's duplicity?" Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Adam Smith, William M. Thornberry, Joseph F. Dunford, and James N. Mattis.

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H.A.S.C. No. 115-59; House Armed Services Committee No. 115-59
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2017-10-03
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