This morning I had the pleasure of speaking to Mr. Earhart’s class at Anderson High School in Austin, Texas, about Afghanistan. I thought I’d post some helpful links, offer some expanded answers and share my presentation file in case anyone wanted it for future reference.
First, here’s the presentation in PDF format.
A question was asked regarding whether our presence in Afghanistan increased the risk of terrorism. Here’s a video clip from Rethink Afghanistan that features former CIA agents discussing that question.
Here’s the link to the information about the ICOS maps that was requested.
And, here’s a link to the methodology information for the Corruption Perception Index by Transparency International.