February 22, 2013

Debate: 'Afghanistan 2014: Should we stay or should we go?'

Posted: February 22, 2013

The McCain Institute for International Leadership presents the second debate in their Debate and Decision Series 2013: "Afghanistan 2014: Should we stay or should we go?" 

The debate scheduled for 5 to 6:30 p.m., Feb. 28 in the United States Navy Memorial Burke Theater in Washington, D.C., will feature participants Frederick W. Kagan of the American Enterprise Institute, Steve Clemons of The Atlantic, Seth G. Jones of RAND Corporation, and Ken Roth of Human Rights Watch. 

ASUtv will air the debate live from D.C. from 3 to 4:30 p.m. 

President Obama announced in his State of the Union address that the United States would withdraw an additional 34,000 troops from Afghanistan by this time next year. Is Afghanistan ready? And should the United States stay or go?

In the best American tradition of open inquiry, spirited discussion and practical action, the McCain Institute is re- introducing the practice of structured, reasoned debate. The debates will aim to build deeper understanding, mutual respect, political civility, and decisive action, while recognizing that in a competitive political system we will never reach a full consensus.

The debates will include seasoned experts and practitioners of varying affiliations and points of view. They will be distinctly non-partisan, aiming to look forward at future policy choices, not to look backward to criticize. Senior current and former policymakers will form part of the audience and will have the opportunity to submit questions or offer brief reactions.

Interested in attending? RSVP here. Or watch the debate on ASUtv

For more information, contact Meghan Latcovich at 571-481-6727 or meghan.latcovich@asu.edu.