Episode 97: The Collapse of the Afghan Security Forces (Part 2)
In part two of their discussion, CNA counterterrorism experts Alex Powell and Jon Schroden sit down with James Cunningham the lead author for two comprehensive lessons learned reports published by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR).
They discuss some positive takeaways from the development of the Afghan National Security Forces and what lessons the U.S. government can learn from Afghanistan.
Timestamps by Topic
1:17: Were there effective approaches to developing the Afghan National Security Forces?
7:05: What lessons should the U.S. government learn from Afghanistan?
12:59: Will the U.S. government make any actionable change because of these lessons?