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    Default Dr. Kagan to Testify Before HASC Subcommittee Today on Afghanistan

    Does anyone know how transcript or presentation can be obtained? I'll see if the media POC can provide anything.

    I can only imagine what this crowd will have to say... . . . . .


    Media Advisory

    Dr. Kagan to Testify Before HASC Subcommittee Today on Afghanistan


    When: Tuesday, November 17th
    2:00 PM EST

    Where: House Visitors Center 210

    Who: House Armed Services Subcommittee on Oversight and
    Investigations Experts to testify include:


    Dr. Gilles Dorronsoro
    Visiting Scholar, South Asia Program
    Carnegie Endowment for International Peace


    Dr. Andrew Krepinevich
    President
    Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments


    General Wesley Clark, USA (Ret.)
    Chairman and CEO
    Wesley K. Clark & Associates


    Dr. Kimberly Kagan
    President
    Institute for the Study of War
    For media inquiries, please contact Communications Director Megan Ortagus at mortagus@understandingwar.org or at (202) 293-5550.

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    Much more interested in what Dorronsoro has to say.

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    Default Dorronsoro???

    You mean the soaring intellect and unvarnished military advise of Wes Clark doesn't float the boat??
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    unfinished?

    Recall the bicycle LINK. I'm still visualizing hordes of electric bikes with armed troops aboard -- unable to use their weapons while abiking but still, armed...

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    Ken, you're a funny guy. "... while abiking but still, armed." You get points for giving me a smile before I wander off to bed tonight.

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    Default Dorronsoro

    The best recent clip from Dorronsoro is from a Nov. 5 CAP Talk, along with Micheal Semple and Joanne Nathan.

    http://www.americanprogress.org/even...nsurgency.html

    Dorronsoro doesn't change his spots to suite the audience, so this might satisfy your interest.

    Kim Kagan is interviewed by Katie Kouric on the CBS News website today. (I had only seen her before in Iraq in field clothes. Not used to seeing her cleaned up and in a dress.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kotkinjs1
    Does anyone know how transcript or presentation can be obtained?
    Transcripts of HASC hearings are normally available in pdf format on the HASC website shortly after the hearing - sometimes later that same day.

    Here they are for the one you're interested in: Clark, Kagen, Dorronso and Krepenevich.

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    Jedburgh:

    Thanks for the cite to the HASC transcripts.

    The one that really made me jump is Dorronsoro's point that we assist the Taliban by killing off their competitor tribal chiefs. Hadn't heard him explain that before.

    So its not just how many we kill, but who, that matters very much.

    Interesting.

    Steve

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    Mullah Dadullah, Beradar, etc. were not "competitor tribal chiefs" but major Taliban commanders. Dorronsoro cites them as powerful field commanders who might have eventually become independent of the Quetta Shura high command, but I don't think there is any real evidence of that.

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