“Taliban Resurgence” hosted by VICE correspondent Ben Anderson
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The Taliban now control more territory than they have at any point since they were overthrown in 2001. Yet the war in Afghanistan barely gets mentioned today, even as civilian and security deaths continue to rise. VICE correspondent Ben Anderson returns to the conflict he's covered for 10 years, reuniting with several Afghans—an Army major, a policeman who dismantles IEDs, and a family that was forced to fight to defend its home—for a shocking report that questions what America's longest war has actually accomplished. VICE's “Taliban Resurgence” debuts on HBO Friday, May 5 at 11:00 pm.
This screening will be followed by a discussion and Q&A with VICE correspondent Ben Anderson and special guests.
Ben Anderson @benjohnanderson
Senior Producer and Correspondent, VICE on HBO
Author, No Worse Enemy: The Inside Story of the Chaotic Struggle for Afghanistan
Douglas Ollivant @DouglasOllivant
Senior Future of War Fellow, New America
Former Director of Iraq, National Security Council, and Senior Counterinsurgency Advisor to the Commander, Afghanistan
This event is presented in collaboration with New America.
New America is a national think tank and civic enterprise committed to renewing American politics, prosperity, and purpose in the Digital Age. In its New York hub, it brings together big ideas, policy innovation, and lively public conversations to curate, connect, catalyze, and communicate the new America that is emerging beyond the Beltway to connect government to ideas, ideas to action, and citizens to government.
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