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Assessing McChrystal and Afghanistan

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ANN WRIGHT
Wright, a former State Department diplomat and retired Army colonel, is going to Afghanistan with a delegation on Friday. Among her numerous assignments, Wright helped re-open the U.S. embassy in Kabul in 2001. She resigned from the State Department in protest of the Iraq invasion in March of 2003.

GARETH PORTER
Porter recently wrote the piece “U.S. Afghan Campaign Plan Says Key Groups Back Taliban.”

He is an investigative historian and journalist specializing in U.S. national security policy and author of the book Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam.

RAY McGOVERN
McGovern was a CIA analyst for 27 years and is on the Steering Group of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity. He recently wrote the piece “Afghanistan for Dummies.”

McGovern works with Tell the Word, the publishing arm of the ecumenical Church of the Saviour in inner-city Washington.

NORMAN SOLOMON
Executive director of the Institute for Public Accuracy, Solomon — recently back from Kabul — is the author of War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death.

For more information, contact at the Institute for Public Accuracy:
Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020; or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167