Joe Felter testifies before House Armed Services Subcommittee


Felter Ceremony
Col. Joseph Felter with former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry at the ceremony to mark his retirement from the U.S. Army.
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Rod Searcey

CISAC Senior Research Scholar, Col. Joseph Felter (Ret.) testified before the U.S. House Armed Services Committee's Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. Felter, a former U.S. Army Special Forces commander in Afghanistan and specialist in counterinsurgency, was asked to give his assessment about the Afghan National Security Forces capability of taking over the security lead after U.S. and NATO troop withdraw in 2014. Felter's testimony can be heard 5 minutes into in this audio (the video comes on about 12 minutes into testimony) and his written testimony is below.



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