Afghanistan After 9/11

Afghanistan After 9/11

Douglas Wise, Senior Intelligence Officer
April 5, 2019 (Fri) 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Albuquerque Journal Auditorium
7777 Jefferson NE

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In the aftermath of the devastating attack on September 11th, 2001, the Nation came together and mounted a response which took the fight to the enemy in Afghanistan.  CIA was tasked with developing, leading, and coordinating this effort.  Fifteen days after 9/11 the first of several CIA teams landed in Afghanistan and, working with the forces of the Afghan Northern Alliance, began operations against al-Qaiida, the Taliban and the Afghan Army.  This is the story of one of those teams; a team deployed to the far eastern side of Afghanistan in an isolated camp near Asadabad at the southern end of the Konar Valley along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. Eighteen years later, US troops are still in Afghanistan. What’s happening? What are the prospects for the future?

Douglas Wise, a board member for AIA, is a retired senior CIA operations officer and a former Deputy Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency.  Doug served 9 overseas tours including two tours in Afghanistan, with service in the Mid-East, the Balkans, and Asia.

Lecture: $15/Albuquerque International Association (AIA) Members, $20/Non-Members; Students (under 30) with ID – Free. Please address checks to AIA and mail to AIA, PO Box 92995, Albuquerque, NM 87199 by April 3, 2019. You can also pay on-line with credit card or at the door (cash or check only).

*Early Bird 20% Discount: $12/AIA Members, $16/Non-Members. Payment deadline is March 29, 2019.

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Supported by Sandia National Laboratories and the Urban Enhancement Trust Fund