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The American Security Project (ASP) and Development Transformations cordially invite you to a roundtable discussion: 

The Future of Stability Operations: Lessons from Afghanistan


Monday, June 17th, from 12:30pm until 1:30pm

Location: 1100 New York Avenue, 7th Floor West Tower

Washington, DC, 20005


 The international community has learned a great deal about how to conduct stability operations in the last 12 years.  Join us for a fact-based discussion with leading experts on stability operations. The panel will discuss key lessons from the experience in Afghanistan and how they can be applied to future conflict environments.


Sloan Mann, Managing Director of Development Transformations, a consultancy focusing on improving the effectiveness of stability and development programming in countries in the midst of – or emerging from – conflict or political transition. A former Army and USAID officer, Sloan has worked in conflict zones for the past decade.

Eythan Sontag, Director of Overseas Operations Office, Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO), U.S. Department of State.  Eythan is also a senior member of CSO’s Civilian Response Corps-Active (CRC-A).

Lt Gen Frank Kearney III, (USA, Retired), President of Inside-Solutions-LLC, former Deputy Director for Strategic Operational Planning at the National Counter-Terrorism Center, and former Operations Officer and Deputy Commanding General for the Joint Special Operations Command for the initial invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.    

Howard Clark, former Marine with multiple deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Philippines; a Senior Intelligence Officer at Homeland Security; senior consultant to Special Operations Command; and published author.  Howard has just returned from a year in Afghanistan advising Special Forces units on local level stability operations.

Brigadier General Stephen A. Cheney, USMC (Ret.), ASP CEO (Moderator)

This discussion will be on the record.

Lunch refreshments will be served between 12:00pm and 12:30pm.The discussion will begin promptly at 12:30pm.

If you would like to attend this event please RSVP by Thursday, June 13th to:


(Early response is encouraged as space is limited)


The American Security Project is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy and research organization dedicated to fostering knowledge and understanding of a range of national security issues, promoting debate about the appropriate use of American power, and cultivating strategic responses to 21st century challenges. For more information, visit



Development Transformations (DT) supports the transition from conflict to sustainable peace, enhances host nation capacity to provide stable and effective governance, and strengthens local community-based organizations. Based on our practitioners’ experience operating in complex environments, we have developed proven methodologies and best practices from working in countries across the globe. DT has four focus areas: 1) Civilian-Military Support, 2) Stabilization & Transition, 3) Civil Society & Governance, and 4) Research & Evaluation. For more information, visit