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Online Lecture: What Went Wrong? The War in Afghanistan — Sept. 11th Attacks

Join us on Tuesday, August 30, 2022, at 1 p.m. (ET)/ 10 a.m. (PT) for a one-hour lecture and Q&A to learn about the War on Terror and what went wrong in Afghanistan.
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Online Program

Online Lecture: What Went Wrong? The War in Afghanistan — Sept. 11th Attacks

Join us on Tuesday, August 30, 2022, at 1 p.m. (ET)/ 10 a.m. (PT) for a one-hour lecture and Q&A to learn about the War on Terror and what went wrong in Afghanistan.
Length
1 hour
Starts at
25
Length
1 hour
New
Starts at
25
Program No. 24490RJ

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Was the war in Afghanistan always unwinnable? Could an alternative military and political strategy have made this conflict unnecessary? This fascinating three-part series brings you an insider’s perspective on America’s longest foreign war. Former career U.S. Foreign Service Officer Todd Greentree, who served in five wars including Afghanistan, examines why the United States failed in its mission. And he’ll explore the implications of the Afghan war on potential conflicts our country will face in the future. In part two of this series, the events that followed the September 11th attacks in 2001 will be studied, including the U.S. launching of what has been referred to as the “ill-conceived” Global War on Terror. Discover the political and military errors that critics believe made the drawn-out war against the Taliban unwinnable.

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Your online lecture will take place live over the course of 1-2 hours. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly. This live online experience uses Zoom Webinar, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. You will receive a confirmation email when you enroll and a reminder email one week, one day, as well as the morning of the event with a link and instructions on how to tune in. You will not be pictured on screen during the lecture, but you will have the opportunity to ask questions to the instructor live using the Q&A box. Unless otherwise noted in the lecture description, all those who enroll in this program can attend the live event and will also receive a recording of the lecture that you can watch any time within two weeks following the live event. This lecture is one in a series of three lectures on the war in Afghanistan. To attend the full series, please also enroll in " Online Lecture: What Went Wrong? The War in Afghanistan and the Road to 9/11" (#24486) and " Online Lecture: What Went Wrong? The War in Afghanistan — A Disastrous Ending" (#24493), at a cost of $25 per lecture.
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Todd Greentree
Todd Greentree is a member of the Changing Character of War Centre at Oxford University and teaches in the Global and National Security Policy Institute at the University of New Mexico. A former career U.S. Foreign Service Officer, he has served at the Department of State and around the world. He received his PhD in history from Oxford, and was professor of strategy and policy at the U.S. Naval War College and a Visiting Scholar at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

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Todd Greentree is a member of the Changing Character of War Centre at Oxford University and teaches in the Global and National Security Policy Institute at the University of New Mexico. A former career U.S. Foreign Service Officer, he has served at the Department of State and around the world. He received his PhD in history from Oxford, and was professor of strategy and policy at the U.S. Naval War College and a Visiting Scholar at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.





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