Events from week of August 26, 2022

The Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security takes a look at America’s departure from Afghanistan, one year later. As Afghanistan faces a grim and uncertain future, catch expert highlights on the consequences of the US withdrawal and what it meant for Afghanistan and the United States. Meanwhile, the Forward Defense Initiative explore the current state and future trajectory of the space industrial base.

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How much courage and true grit it takes… to claw your way into an airport and somehow find your way to the United States. I want that person on my team.

ADM James Stavridis, USN (Ret),
Vice Chair, Global Affairs and Managing Director, The Carlyle Group

A lot of people within the walls of the Pentagon would be really surprised at the sense of urgency that the private sector really has.

Many vaughn,
Chief executive officer and founder, GXO, Inc.

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