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Can We Ultimately Defeat ISIL?

General John Allen, recently appointed Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, was selected by President Obama to coordinate the international effort against the Islamic State militant group. Join us for General Allen’s first public discussion of the threat posed by the Islamic State.

Date & Time

Dec. 11, 2014
10:00am – 11:00am

Location

6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Can We Ultimately Defeat ISIL?

General John Allen, recently appointed Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, was selected by President Obama to coordinate the international effort against the Islamic State militant group. Allen, who had been serving as a security adviser to Secretary of State John Kerry, and was the former top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, is working with the nearly 60 nations around the world who have agreed to join the fight and respond to the ISIL threat.

Join us for General Allen’s first public discussion of the threat posed by the Islamic State.

Introduction:

The Honorable Jane Harman
Director, President and CEO, The Wilson Center

Remarks and Conversation with:

General John Allen (USMC, Ret.)
Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL


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