Afghanistan 101: Is America Passing the Test When it Comes to Counterinsurgency?

As conflict enters ninth year, D.C. conference considers how insights from Vietnam could apply in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Written by Cory Chandler

Home to more than 20 million books, letters, photos and  other documents, the Vietnam Center and Archive holds to the largest collection  of Vietnam War-related materials outside the National Archive.

Home to more than 20 million books, letters, photos and other documents, the Vietnam Center and Archive holds to the largest collection of Vietnam War-related materials outside the National Archive.

Texas Tech’s Vietnam Center and Archive and The Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) will hold a conference focused on applying lessons learned in Vietnam to the U.S.’ two current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The two-day conference, “Lessons Learned, Lessons Lost: Counterinsurgency From Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan,” takes place from 8:45 a.m.-5 p.m. March 4 and from 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. March 5 at the Kenney Auditorium of the SAIS Nitze Building in Washington, D.C.

Experts from academia, government, the military and think tanks will speak throughout the conference.

The Vietnam Center and Archive has hosted its annual conference in Lubbock since 1993. This is the center’s first time to host the conference outside of Lubbock and in coordination with SAIS.

Download or print the agenda here.

Find additional conference information at their Web site.

Home to more than 20 million books, letters, photos and other documents, the Vietnam Center and Archive holds to the largest collection of Vietnam War-related materials outside the National Archive.

Based in Washington, D.C., SAIS educates students for professional international affairs careers in government, business, journalism, international organizations, academia and nonprofits.