Panel on the Afghanistan War
Military writers talked about the history of the war in Afghanistan and prospects for the future. Topics included the definition of the mission in Afghanistan. They also responded to questions from members of the audience.
Participants were: Dr. Chris Coppola, author of Coppola: A Pediatric Surgeon in Iraq; Donna McAleer, author of Porcelain on Steel: Women of West Point’s Long Gray Line; Doug Stanton, author of Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of U.S. Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan; Karl Marlantes, author of Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War; and Jack Segal, former senior U.S. diplomat and Vietnam War veteran, was the chief political adviser to the NATO’s Afghanistan commander. Jim Hornfischer moderated.
“An Uncertain Future in Afghanistan: Assessing the Conflict Ten Years On” was a panel of the 16th Annual Colby Military Writers’ Symposium held in Plumley Armory at Norwich University in Vermont.