The State of Afghanistan and Prospects for the Future: A Discussion with General John Campbell
The Shirazi Foundation attended an event hosted by The Brookings Institute titled The State of Afghanistan and Prospects for the Future: A Discussion with General John Campbell. Experts gathered to explain why casualties are rising in the region and the different challenges that the native fighters face while fighting extremist groups. Experts also elaborated on the system used for drafting amongst the locals of that region where individuals enlist but rarely return to battle after defecting from the field. Experts also suggested that their focus is building up the locals in their efforts to repel the extremist groups. Additionally, concerns over ISIS moving into the region are also escalating.