U.S. Must Not Surrender Afghanistan to the Taliban

With Erik Prince and Stephen Young

ERIK PRINCE, Former U.S. Navy Seal Officer, Founder of Blackwater USA, now known as Academi and served as CEO until 2009, Author of Inside Blackwater: The True Story of the World’s Most Controversial Company by the Man Who Founded It (2008), Author of Civilian Warriors: The Inside Story of Blackwater and the Unsung Heroes of the War (2013):

  • Dissecting President Trump’s Afghanistan policy
  • Why unconventional solutions in dealing with Afghanistan should be considered
  • Issues with America’s present negotiating approach in Afghanistan

STEPHEN YOUNG, Global Executive Director of Caux Round Table for Moral Capitalism, Author of Moral Capitalism and The Road to Moral Capitalism, Served as Assistant Dean at the Harvard law School

  • Lessons to be learned from U.S. involvement in Vietnam
  • Why surrender and defeat are unacceptable regarding Afghanistan
  • The making of the ‘CORDS’ program


  • An overview of Bunker’s 7 step plan
  • Strategic recommendations regarding the future of Afghanistan


  • How to apply the CORDS program to Afghanistan effectively
  • How using local mechanisms is essential to long-term success
  • Why top down development doesn’t work well in