Prospects for Peace: The Way Forward in Afghanistan, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific and Nonproliferation of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, Second Session, March 10, 2020 [open pdf - 3MB]
This is the March 10, 2020 hearing on "Prospects for Peace: The Way Forward in Afghanistan," held before the Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific and Nonproliferation of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. From the Opening Statement of Ami Bera: "Our modern involvement in Afghanistan was born out of that brutally tragic day of 9/11. That was a turning point in American history. It was also a defining day in our relationship with Afghanistan and its people, which led to the entry of American and NATO troops in the country. A decision that I supported. Nearly 20 years later, we are still there. According to some accounts, we have lost nearly 2,500 American lives, tens of thousands of Americans have been wounded, and we have spent over $1 trillion on military and development assistance. The toll on the Afghan people has been great--even greater than the toll on Americans. U.N. Reports released last month documented over 100,000 civilians killed or injured in the last 10 years. This has complicated the Bush and Obama Administrations, and now the Trump Administration." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Laurel Miller, Douglas Lute, and Luke Coffey.
Serial No. 116-102
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