Afghanistan: America’s Longest War

The United States has been at war in Afghanistan since October 2001 – making this America’s Longest War. The challenges in Afghanistan are not new, but the Trump administration is looking for a new approach and currently weighing the options for US engagement in Afghanistan going forward. In this context, TAG Senior Director Amanda Mattingly moderated a panel on the war in Afghanistan at the August 8th Members Forum at the World Affairs Council of Atlanta. Speaking on the panel were Ken Keen, Retired Lieutenant General, U.S. Army, Senior Mentor, Joint Staff J7 and Jon Keen, Former Infantry Officer, U.S. Army – two generations of a military family who were able to provide insight from personal experience on the ground in Afghanistan and Pakistan as well as their views from a tactical and strategic perspective.