Major internal conflict has plagued Afghanistan for four decades. The U.S., for its part, has conducted military operations in the country nearly continuously since 9/11. Today, war with the Taliban persists, and tensions between the U.S. and Pakistan have gradually deteriorated. As his time in office drew to a close, President Obama limited further withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. The incoming administration has a choice: will it maintain the status quo, completely reverse the Obama administration drawdown or withdraw completely? Does the U.S. face a no win situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan?
Najib Mangal will be our guest speaker at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Higby road in South Utica at 7:00 pm.
Mr. Najib Mangal and his family are originally from Kabul, Afghanistan. They are current residents of Utica, New York. Mr. Mangal's experience in Afghanistan includes employment by OSHA of USA contractors for the Army Corps Of Engineers. He also has many years of experience in a management capacity and in the fields of health and safety. In addition to his professional experience, Mr. Mangal speaks four languages.