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U.S. Army Colonel Deborah Hanagan is currently assigned as a Professor of Strategy in the Department of National Security and Strategy, U.S. Army War College. She was commissioned as a military intelligence officer, and subsequently transferred to the Foreign Area Officer functional area. She was a National Security Affairs Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford, CA. She has served in a variety of leadership and staff positions in Germany, Slovenia, Saudi Arabia, and the continental United States. Her most recent duty assignments include Installation Chief of Staff, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, Political-Military Staff Officer, Plans and Policy Directorate, U.S. European Command, and Chief, Office of Defense Cooperation, U.S. Embassy to Slovenia. Colonel Hanagan holds a bachelor of science degree from the U.S. Military Academy; a master of arts degree in International Policy Studies from the Monterey Institute of International Studies; was an Olmsted Scholar at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Aix-en-Provence, France; and is currently working on a Ph.D. in International Affairs from the University of Virginia.
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Authored by Colonel Deborah Hanagan.
This paper reviews the broad dimensions of the George W. Bush administration policy and strategy regarding Afghanistan and the fact that it was multilateral, encompassing extensive political, economic, and military efforts, and multinational during the entire period of the administration. It provides broad documentation of the concrete progress made in the country between 2001 and 2008 and addresses the ongoing challenges.